Transferring programs to new Snow Leopard

Discussion in 'macOS' started by MacGeek03, Aug 21, 2009.

  1. MacGeek03 macrumors newbie

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    I had a quick question which I hope someone could help me answer. I have iWork and Aperture on Leopard, but I have lost BOTH install CD's. Is there a way I can drag and drop the programs from my dock to a cd or external drive??I want to do a CLEAN install when :apple:'sSnow Leopard comes out and want to be able to transfer just those programs. What are my options???
     
  2. jmann macrumors 604

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  3. uaecasher macrumors 65816

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    Or just install Snow leopard as update nothing will be gone
     
  4. ahaley1986 macrumors member

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    im guessing most programs can be restore via time machine. my only question is what happens to programs that I have installed product keys on?? When I restore it from TM, do the library files that contain this information get restored or is there a fairly simple to do it manually.
     
  5. amok-san macrumors newbie

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    Your solution would be the "Migration Assistent", which should launch after a clean install, or otherwise just open it from the utillities menu. It allows you to migrate all your apps and preferences to the new system. From a Time Machine backup or the like that is.
     
  6. ahaley1986 macrumors member

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    so by doing the migration assistant i shouldnt have to reregister any programs? that is unless they arent compatible with SL:eek:
     

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