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  1. #1

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    Oct 05, 2007
    Question "Is it possible?" question
    Since I use my Mac and this is the place where anything goes, I have a question.
    I have a MBP. I also have an external hard drive from an old PC which I've partitioned and use for both my Mac and college PC. What I want to do is use the external hard drive to store computer programs (i.e. photoshop, autocad, parallels, etc.) to free up my internal hard drive of the MBP. Is it possible to run programs from my external hard drive on my MBP? I hope this makes since.

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    Member Since
    Jan 30, 2008
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    Mac Mini
    Yes, it's very possible... And very easy, just go to your Applications folder, move the .app file that you want to your folder on the external, and let it copy. Then if you want to keep that program in the dock, go back to the folder that you saved the .app in, run the .app, then when it displays it in dock, right-click(control+click) it and select "Keep in Dock."

    Since you are using both Windows and Mac with it, I will assume that it's formatted in FAT32. Just if you decide to reformat, make sure you continue with FAT32.

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    Member Since
    Oct 05, 2007
    Sweet..this helps me out. Yes the one was formatted in FAT32. I have another one that I'm planning on using and will do the same. Now all I have to do is get the programs and I should be set. Thanks again!

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    Dec 20, 2006
    Lake Mary, Florida
    15" MBP, Core i7/2GHz, 8GB RAM, 480GB Crucial M500 SSD
    NOTE: Thread moved to appropriate forum. Not just anything goes in Anything Goes
    Liquid and computers don't mix. It might seem simple, but we see an incredible amount of people post here about spills. Keep drinks and other liquids away from your expensive electronics!

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