external drive problem

Discussion in 'OS X Yosemite (10.10)' started by studoug26, Dec 24, 2014.

  1. studoug26 macrumors newbie

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    Hi guys
    I have just bought a macbook pro with just 128 Gb flash drive. I also purchased a 1Tb USB drive and want to install any new apps on that. Because I'm new to OS X I don't know how to do that. Could someone help me? Thanks in anticipation.
     
  2. Fishrrman macrumors G3

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    You don't really want to do that.

    Your applications should go in the Applications folder at the root level of your internal hard drive (on which the OS is installed).

    If you try keeping your applications elsewhere, problems may arise "down the line" when you try to update those apps. The updaters may not be able to find them, or may have problems when doing the update.

    Having said that, you CAN keep some applications elsewhere.
    I wouldn't try this with Apple's apps -- only with 3rd party apps.

    It's a better choice to store large aggregations of files (such as your music library, your photos, your movies) on the external drive, then to tell your apps to look for them "externally".
     
  3. studoug26 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the reply fisherman, I will take it. I guess I need to read 'OSX for dummies'!
     

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