Does saving an app onto a USB drive and putting it into leopard install it?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by djnardu, Oct 19, 2007.

  1. djnardu macrumors regular

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    Just a question for small apps like Handbrake and Mac the ripper
     
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    You might as well just download the latest installers again. :rolleyes:
     
  3. AlexisV macrumors 68000

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    Some apps are one file (or a file disguised as a folder containing all the program's files strictly speaking), whilst others require running the installation program.
     
  4. djnardu thread starter macrumors regular

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    Some of my programs are there with pay-pal fees to use them. I dont want to go through the trouble of getting a new activation key again.
     
  5. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    Why would you have to get a new key?
     
  6. djnardu thread starter macrumors regular

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  7. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    well that probably won't work because the info might not be kept within the app bundle.

    unless you just use the 'upgrade' method for leopard, then they should stay intact.
     
  8. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    That's rather careless.

    A good OS X application should keep the serial in your home directory and possibly in the keychain.

    I've found that most programs don't follow this though. :rolleyes:
     
  9. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    if found most are kept in the preference's file fwiw.
     

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