Moving applications to different drive on Mac

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Aug 30, 2021 Aug 30, 2021

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I installed a larger SSD on a 2017 iMac (which had a built-in SSD previously).  So the new external drive is larger, but not quite as fast as the old internal one, and the CC applications are slower than before.  I see the option to change the default install location in CC, but changing that doesn't MOVE my existing apps to the internal drive.  My worry is that what I have to do is uninstall and reinstall the apps to get them to the new location, and I worry that if I did that, it would reset all my customizations etc.  Any advice on what to do?  Can I simply drag the app out of the external drive's applications folder into the internal drive and go from there?  Or is this more complicated than that?  Thanks! 

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Barbara, what process did you use for the apps to be moved off the internal SSD?  Was a copy of the internal drive made to the external drive?  Which drive currently contains the host operating system the is running the iMac?

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