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Transferring Logic and 3rd party stuff to new machine

Discussion in 'Mac OS' started by pbass2, Jan 24, 2014.

  1. pbass2

    pbass2 New Member

    So, what really is the best way to put my existing version of Logic and all my 3rd party plug-ins on another computer? I've got an iMac that is my dedicated music machine--that's all I use it for. My MacBook Pro has an older version of Logic, and I have not kept up with installing all the various plug-ins and whatnot that exist on the iMac. It's way behind. It's only got a fraction of everything I have. I'd like to make it mirror the iMac on it as far as Logic and plug-ins.
    I do make a bootable clone regularly with Carbon Copy Cloner--is there a way to use that data? With all the various 3rd party stuff I have, I know I'll have to spend time re-authorizing. Or, does it end up being just as efficient and perhaps tidier to simply re-install everything from scratch on the MBP?
    Or is there some trick I don't know about--some nifty app that copies all your authorizations and voila!, you're done (wishful thinking, I know.....:)
    Any tips appreciated.
  3. Eli

    Eli Senior member

    As far as the Logic part of the migration goes, unfortunately it seems the only truly reliable way to do it is to re-download and install it fresh from your App Store account.

    Third party plugins are a different story. That my be easier to simply copy across the drives. It depends on the plugin.

    Eli Krantzberg
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