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I did a clean install upgrade to OS X Yosemite (from Mavericks).

Prior to doing that I backed up my entire hard disk using a disk cloner (Carbon Copy Cloner in my case)

Is there a way I can transfer a few specific apps from my previous installation (including settings, licenses etc) to the new one?

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mackup does this:

https://github.com/lra/mackup

I don't have personal experience with it, but i've heard great things. Bear in mind you should check the list of software currently supported by it before you install.

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  • regarding apps to transfer, you could create a cask in homebrew and host it on dropbox or your cloud of choice. – Zimm Oct 28 '14 at 20:28
  • Thanks... this sounds promising. I am not very experienced using Homebrew (have just used it once). Can you elaborate your answer a little bit more? – Himanshu P Oct 29 '14 at 7:53
  • first check out homebrew – Zimm Mar 21 '15 at 6:48

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