So I'm a bit new to the inner workings of my macbook pro and for some reason Time Machine keeps encountering an error after 2-3 hours of work so I'm just going to ask this: Other than my settings, if I copy and paste all the files in my Macintosh HD to my lacie external can I paste them back into another computer of the same OS and have all my programs work? I'm mostly worried about old programs like my ProTools, which I lost the disk too. I know that some or all of my setting won't carry over but will my programs? ---------- The reason I'm doing this actually is to wipe and repair my harddrive. I just want to paste it back into the same computer after its wiped.