External drive

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Roadking714, May 10, 2015.

  1. Roadking714 macrumors regular

    Mar 7, 2014
    What kind of things can I add besides movies, pictures, and music can I have apps (programs) on it as well? Any help with this will be greatly appreciated..
  2. Freyqq macrumors 601

    Dec 13, 2004
  3. snaky69 macrumors 603

    Mar 14, 2008
    Anything. It's just like a regular hard drive, it just doesn't reside inside your computer.

    You could even load OS X onto it and boot from it if you wanted/needed to.

    A hard drive's a hard drive.
  4. Roadking714 thread starter macrumors regular

    Mar 7, 2014
    How do I go about installing apps on it and can I keep apps (programs) on both external and internal?
  5. snaky69 macrumors 603

    Mar 14, 2008
    Install as you normally would, just point the installer to the external drive. In the case off apps that simply need a copy and paste into the applications folder, do the same thing, except copy to the drive instead of the applications folder.

    Of course you can keep apps on both, why you'd want to is beyond me though.

    I think you're trying to overthink things. Treat the drive the same as you would treat your "Macintosh HD". It's the exact same thing.

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