Just did a "clean install". How do I ...

Discussion in 'macOS' started by bigpoppamac31, Dec 29, 2015.

  1. bigpoppamac31 macrumors 68020

    Aug 16, 2007
    How do I transfer old Apps from my backup drive to my Mac. I did a clean install but I want my old iWork apps like Pages. I also want the old iPhoto App. How do I drag them over so that they work?
  2. Fishrrman macrumors G5


    Feb 20, 2009
    Have you tried connecting the backup drive, and then using Migration Assistant?
    That's just what it was designed for.

    Special note regarding iPhoto:
    If you're now on El Capitan, versions of iPhoto earlier than 9.6.1 won't run. (Photos runs instead).
    You CAN still use iPhoto, but you need to do this:
    a. Once everything is set up, delete the old iPhoto app from your applications folder.
    b. Sign in to the Apple Store and re-download iPhoto.
    c. Apple store should send you final version of iPhoto (9.6.1) which DOES work with El Capitan.
    (this doesn't work unless you delete the old version FIRST)
  3. bigpoppamac31 thread starter macrumors 68020

    Aug 16, 2007
    I did a clean install of Mavericks. I don't want to use Migration Assistant cause I don't want to transfer unwanted files. I just want iTunes 11.4 (clean install gave me 11.3) and the old Pages (the ink jar icon version) as well as some dashboard widgets.

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