OSX 10.4.11 -> 10.7.4 update

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by joecool99, Aug 13, 2012.

  1. macrumors 6502a


    Aug 20, 2008
    did a lot of clean installs on newer machines, but not sure about 10.4.11
    Specifically the user needs to save old apple mail content - if i copy the folder from ~/Library - would 10.7 update it ?
    - What about Safari bookmarks ?
    - old iphoto library, will that get recognized, updated by latest '11 ?

    rest is easy, just files to copy, then wipe/install.
  2. r0k
    macrumors 68040


    Mar 3, 2008
    I ran into a problem going from 10.6 to 10.7 on my wife's machine. Mail.app crapped out and didn't recognize anything in ~/Library. I wound up wiping it all, re-setting up all email accounts and letting it all download again. Not a big deal if you're using IMAP. If your only copy of older mail is on your Mac, I suggest you export/back that email up before you upgrade the OS.

    As for Safari bookmarks, I suggest you back those up as well.

    iPhoto Library is a bit of a mine field. I prefer to keep original photos on an external HDD and only store metadata in iPhoto Library. I decided this after my iPhoto Library got to 67 gig and just plain died. I was even more sure when a recent version of iPhoto came out and was damaging users' iPhoto Libraries during the upgrade process. I now manage over 200 Gigs of photos with faces, events and places in an iPhoto Library that is only 11 Gig. I suggest you export everything so you have originals in a safe place. Yes you can open iPhoto Library using "show package contents" and find original images inside but again I prefer that my originals never make it in there in the first place.

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