Currently Being ModeratedFeb 24, 2012 6:13 PM (in response to davesnewlion)
Ilife and Iworks should be installed using the dvd for both. If you installed Iworks, you should have that dvd. I would ask the people at the apple store to install Ilife for you as it was on the Macbook when you bought it. As far as other personal stuff like your Itunes or Iphoto library you can use the import function. And import it from your external drive. In your utilities folder is an app called migration assistant tha you can use to import files an such from the external drive to your Macbook.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 24, 2012 10:37 PM (in response to davesnewlion)
There are basically two types of apps:
- one category requires to run an installer, e.g. iLife or iWork, they cannot be moved from one place to another; there are apps which, even having an installer, they practically may be moved from one place to another without any problem;
- apps which may be stored as such and moved to and external drive and back, and even may run from anywhere; most of Mac OS apps are like this.
If you want to backup your apps once purchased on CDs or DVDs, you may simply create images of them (dmg), and install them as if you had the CD or DVD. To have a backup of your apps is OK, and even recommended. This is how I store all my apps now, practically the optical drive is something I use extremely rarely.
If you purchased iWork via App Store, you may simpluy re-download them any time, by selecting apps and pressing Option / Alt key when selecting them, this will force a new download.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 25, 2012 2:51 PM (in response to davesnewlion)
once all your problems are solved, you should also turn on Time Machine.
You can then restore applications too, just like any files. I've used Time Machine in the past even to restore an old version of an application, because the newest one didn't work.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 26, 2012 7:26 PM (in response to davesnewlion)
when I had it fixt, cleaned, the OS reloaded and returned the password was left blank by the techy. I found my iLife somewhere and I reloaded iWork from the disc by ignoring the password stuff and pressing the 'install" button. Thanks all. I do still have unresolved problems though. My music, iPhoto pictures, documents, bookmarks and favorites are not in my external hard drive where they were supposed to be put proir to wiping my internal hard drive and reinstalling the hard drive. I do still have most of my music on my iPhone 4s and I belive all of it is on my iPod Clasic. So now I have to learn how to transfer all of the music from the Classic to my Macbook, And one little thing: there are no instructions, tutorials or manuals for Migration Assistant. I will ask Support about those things though. Thanks all once again. (yes I am a newbie of a sort)
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 26, 2012 7:54 PM (in response to davesnewlion)
Go to google and type in (easy ipod transfer or irip). Down load and install the one you like best.. They are free apps. that will transfer songs off an Ipod or Iphone to itunes.