How to restore these applications from a Time Machine backup.

Fyremyst

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I'm trying to restore applications from my time machine backup to my new MBP. The backups are from my iMac. I'm not trying to restore everything, because my iMac is somewhat slow and i don't want my new MBP to be slow also.
I'm trying to restore Wow, Photoshop, and a few other things. I tried to restore photoshop but I got a configuration error.

Thanks for the help
 

Fyremyst

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Dec 3, 2011
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You should do a fresh install of the applications, not just copy them over.
I really want to restore the applications from the backup disk. I know it can be done. My iMac had to be wiped and it restored all the info and they're working fine.
 
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Bear

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Some Applications you can restore individually, some you will need to do a fresh install.

Games in general tend to be self contained and should be able to be restored individually from the backup. Adobe software is generally not self contained and should be fresh installed.
 
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Mal

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With those applications specifically, you will absolutely have to reinstall them from the original disks. I'm guessing perhaps you don't have those? You'll have to get replacements then.

jW
 
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Simplicated

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I'm trying to restore applications from my time machine backup to my new MBP. The backups are from my iMac. I'm not trying to restore everything, because my iMac is somewhat slow and i don't want my new MBP to be slow also.
I'm trying to restore Wow, Photoshop, and a few other things. I tried to restore photoshop but I got a configuration error.

Thanks for the help
Unfortunately the two applications you mentioned require installers. Only apps that are self-contained can be transferred that way.
 
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