Moving apps from one MBP to another...Possible?

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  1. S-Man macrumors regular

    S-Man

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    I got a new macbook pro and am selling my older one.
    I have some apps on the older MBP which I do not have the CD's for.
    I want to transfer these apps to my new MBP, perhaps wirelessly.
    How could I go about doing this, and is this even possible?
    Thanks in advance.

    P.S. A search was fruitless...
     
  2. dannomac macrumors member

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    The easiest way is probably a firewire cable and Target Disk Mode.
     
  3. UltraNEO* macrumors 601

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    Yep... In most cases, the applications are self-contained within it's own folder/package, there are exceptions however, those include the various Adobe applications that seem to install support files elsewhere.

    Application that can be moved can be done in various ways. Network transfers, CD, Firewire even via Airport is possible.
     
  4. ziggyonice macrumors 68020

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    A lot of apps can be transferred just by dragging it out of the Applications folder and over to the new machine. However, this won't work for all programs as some have additional files that have been installed in various places across your hard drive.
     
  5. S-Man thread starter macrumors regular

    S-Man

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    Would you guys be so kind as to explain how to do this? Perhaps wirelessly? I don't have a firewire cable...

    Thanks So Much!
     

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