Copying programs to new computor

Posted:
in Genius Bar edited January 2014
Im going to get the 20" iMac, and I was wondering if I would put all of my programs from my iBook on to my iPod and then transfer them to my iMac would that work? Would I need the .dmg file for the program to work correctly or would it work with only the program. Any help would be great so if I know I've got to find all of the installation stuff before I get my iMac tomorrow, transfering it to my iPod would be a lot easier.

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  • Reply 1 of 5
    mcqmcq Posts: 1,543member
    That should work just fine. I'm trying to think of any fringe cases where it may cause a problem, but can't think of any. I'm sure someone will chime in on that if needed.
  • Reply 2 of 5
    k_munick_munic Posts: 357member
    if it is a new Mac, you'll find THAT

    http://www.apple.com/macosx/upgrade/...etonewmac.html



    on it. it will explain the whole process very intuitive.
  • Reply 3 of 5
    wouldn't file sharing through ethernet be the easiest way? The ipod way just seems like more work.
  • Reply 4 of 5
    Quote:

    Originally posted by MagicFingers

    wouldn't file sharing through ethernet be the easiest way? The ipod way just seems like more work.





    yeah i instantly thought the same, but perhaps

    he likes the ipod-coolness.



    (EDIT) Ah i just forgot to mention why i replied

    Um... moving/copying apps from one comp to

    another works just fine, but you also should

    copy all the reciepts to the apropriate folder.

    --> top library "reciepts".



    Some apps put specific files into "application folder"

    either top library or user library. Don't forget

    them copying too.

    In general it amazingly works just fine.



    warmly
  • Reply 5 of 5
    mcqmcq Posts: 1,543member
    Hey! I did an iBook --> iPod ---> PB transfer



    In any case, do all the new computers now come with that startup where you can hook up the computers via firewire and it has that assistant that helps you copy stuff over automagically?



    Edit: N/M. Kmunic's got it. That's the easiest way.
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