MacOS – How to run programs from an external hard drive on MacBook Pro


I need to know how to install and run applications from an external hard drive on my MacBook Pro.

Best Answer

You just need to copy the application to the external drive. Mac apps can actually run from anywhere, it is merely convention to keep them in the /Applications folder.

Of course all the preferences will still be in your home Library folder but the app will be on the external drive.