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    donna73
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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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    Need help installing apps on external HD

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    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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    Need help installing apps on external HD
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    Well, it seems to be the right time to get a new Mac

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    Need help installing apps on external HD
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    Cool
    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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    Need help installing apps on external HD
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    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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