Use USB as installation disk for programs?

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  1. graydock11 macrumors newbie

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    Hey guys,

    So I have a situation where I need to install programs on a usb drive for the time being. I don't need to take out the drive at any time. I just need to be able to install a program on the drive and launch from there. Can I do that OSX? I know I can on Windows, just choose the drive as the installation folder and you're set to go, but I don't know much about OSX. Is there any way to install a program on to the flash drive (and I repeat, I will not have to take out the drive out of the my computer at any time).

    Thanks in Advance.
     
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  3. graydock11 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Would you mind explaining to me in a little bit more detail :D? Thanks.
     
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    Use USB as installation disk for programs?

    If app does not have installer just drag and drop it into usb drive. That's it.
     
  5. graydock11 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Awesome, so basically instead of dragging to the Applications folder, drag it to the USB drive?
     
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  7. graydock11 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks, that pretty much solves it :D. Now time to find a decently fast USB drive.
     

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