How do you transfer a program from one mac to another? help!

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Jebaloo, May 18, 2007.

  1. Jebaloo macrumors 6502

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    Hi,

    I've got Illustrator and Photoshop, one of which I've lost the cd for, and the other which I can't be bothered to look for (I think it's in my attic - rammed full of stuff).

    I want to transfer both prorams to a new laptop eventually, but until then I've just received CS3, and so want to install that now on my MacBook and so need to remove Illustrator and Photoshop onto a harddrive temporarily until my old PowerBook is back from the repair workshop next week.

    I understand that I can more or less just drag the program files over, but I don't want to leave any preference files behind, so if anyone knows exactly what I need to take with me so that I don't need to reistall from the cd's, or go looking for the serial number, then I'd be very grateful.

    Thanks!
     
  2. wordmunger macrumors 603

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    If you don't have the serial number, you may be in trouble. However I think if you registered with Adobe you might be able to get it from them. Maybe try calling or emailing their tech support people.

    The preference files aren't a big deal-- you can always readjust your prefs later, but the serial number's going to be essential.
     
  3. Father Jack macrumors 68020

    Father Jack

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    I too think the serial number is needed. :(

    FJ
     
  4. Jebaloo thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks for the advice. I'm guessing that i'll spend half a day in my attic then looking for the case - it'll teach me to be more tidy maybe!
     

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