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Old Aug 24, 2009, 12:42 PM   #1
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Installing snow leopard. Will it delete my stuff?

just wanna be sure.

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Old Aug 24, 2009, 12:46 PM   #2
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No, it will only delete your data if you do an Erase & Install. The default, to this dismay of many users, is upgrade and install.
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Old Aug 24, 2009, 12:59 PM   #3
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oh well that seems totally fair
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Old Aug 24, 2009, 02:53 PM   #4
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As far as I'm aware as long as you have a good back up there shouldn't be an issue even with a erase and install. I think I'll attempt this using Time Machine when I get my hands on SL...
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YES it will run run!!,. , am just playing no it wont
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thanks it's going to save me some money for beer, i won't have to buy an external HDD
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I lol'd at OP. As long as you do the Upgrade version, and not a "Fresh Install" you shouldnt lose your tuff, but it would be wise to run Time Machine before you back up your stuff.
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I lol'd at OP. As long as you do the Upgrade version, and not a "Fresh Install" you shouldnt lose your tuff, but it would be wise to run Time Machine before you back up your stuff.
I love the thing how spotlight will search faster in SLeopard and how Time Machine will backup faster, but-

Will the Time Machine saves in Leopard work in Snow Leopard? (Backward Time Machine save compatibility?)
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I love the thing how spotlight will search faster in SLeopard and how Time Machine will backup faster, but-

Will the Time Machine saves in Leopard work in Snow Leopard? (Backward Time Machine save compatibility?)
Time Machine saves will work, you just have to remember to actually browse thru it and not restore it, because it will restore Leopard. Basically, Do Time Machine, Install SL, plug in yout TM disk and then go to your folder (username) and copy the obvious "Music, Movies, Sites, Documents" etc, and then copy what apps you want. DO NOT restore anything! doing so will ******* up your SLE folder and kill your SL install
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