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    Need help installing apps on external HD
    i have an old 3G 700 ibook and just had osx 10.3.9 put on it ...... i only have 5g left and now all applications keep quitting ..... could I run everything from an external hard drive or should I admit defeat and get a new mac?

    cheers Donna neye:

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    Member Since
    May 27, 2006
    Concord, NC
    Macbook Pro 17" 2.6GHz 4GB RAM
    Just get a new, larger hard drive. Before you do that, I'd try reinstalling just in case something wasn't installed right.

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    novicew's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jan 04, 2006
    Hamburg, Germany
    MacBook Pro | iMac(2.1 G5) | MacBook(2.16 C2D) | MacMini (1.67 CD) | iPhone 4 | iPad (3rd Gen)
    Well, it seems to be the right time to get a new Mac

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    rman's Avatar
    Member Since
    Dec 24, 2002
    Los Angeles, California
    2 x 3.0GHz Quad-Core, 6GB OS X 10.6.8 | 15in MacBook Pro 2.2GHz OS X 10.6.8 | 64GB iPad 2 WiFi
    I would try repairing permissions first, that may resolve your problem.
    Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass, It's about learning to dance in the rain!

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    Member Since
    Mar 09, 2004
    Aluminium Macbook 2.4 Ghz 4GB RAM, SSD 24" Samsung Display, iPhone 4, iPad 2
    Also try some of the space saving tips here on the forums (do a search).

    There are probably quite a few things you can get rid of to regain some space without losing anything important.

    But in a pinch you can run most apps off an external drive.

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