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What is the best way to move Microsoft Office 2011 to a new Mac?

I'm planning on reinstalling Mac OS Lion, but I don't have the MS Office install file or disk. Can I move my installed copy of Office to a USB drive and then back, or to another machine?

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marked as duplicate by Kyle Cronin Dec 13 '11 at 23:37

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Are you currently using MS Office in Snow Leopard? – Graeme Hutchison Dec 13 '11 at 21:20

moving it to a USB will most likely not work, however if you've got the license key you can go on the office website and download the installer.

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You can try to move the main folders to an external drive:

  • /Applications/Microsoft Office 2011
  • /Applications/Microsoft
  • /Applications/Microsoft
  • /Library/Application Support/Microsoft

  • /Users/username/Library/Preferences/Microsoft

  • /username/Documents/Microsoft-Userdata

Copy these Folders to the same path on your new system.

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