Transferring programs to new Snow Leopard

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

  1. MacGeek03 macrumors newbie

    Apr 28, 2009
    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


    Dec 8, 2007
    bump on a log in a hole in the bottom of the sea
  3. uaecasher macrumors 65816


    Jan 29, 2009
    Stillwater, OK
    Or just install Snow leopard as update nothing will be gone
  4. ahaley1986 macrumors member

    Feb 23, 2008
    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 member

    Mar 12, 2008
    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

    Feb 23, 2008
    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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