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Levi Jones
Recovering Final cut pro
on Jan 13, 2011 at 4:31:47 am

My hard drive crashed so I got a new one and I had everything saved to an external hard drive. I want to install final cut pro, which is on the old hard drive, to my new internal hard drive. How do I do this.

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Michael Kammes
Re: Recovering Final cut pro
on Jan 13, 2011 at 4:52:21 am

2 Ways:

1) use the original install DVDs.

2) connect your old boot drive to the machine, and attempt to import settings and applications from that drive to your new OS....if the old bad drive is still salvageable. If it did indeed crash hard, then your files may be corrupt, in which disregard this.

You mention that you had FCP on an external drive. I presume you mean you had your FCP Projects and Media, NOT the application itself. If you did have the application on an external drive (very rare) you could attempt #2 as well from that drive.

All of this being said - install from the original DVDs - you'll be much better off.


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Shane Ross
Re: Recovering Final cut pro
on Jan 13, 2011 at 6:03:42 am

ONLY install from the original disks. Trying to migrate will only lead to failure.


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Matt Callac
Re: Recovering Final cut pro
on Jan 13, 2011 at 6:39:22 pm

Do yourself a favor for next time and create disc images of all your install disc and keep them on a Firewire drive. That way the next time you need to reinstall it'll only take a fraction of the time.

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