Doew Snow leopard upgrade reinstall applications?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by anandds, Jan 11, 2010.

  1. anandds macrumors newbie

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    Hi,

    I just upgraded my Leopard to Snowleopard. I notice some of my application settings have been lost. For example, my antivirus software settings have become default and the log files of the application indicate that there has been a new installation of the app.

    Is this true that snowleopard upgrade actually tries to reinstall some of the apps? Does anyone know where I would find the log file of the whole snowleopard upgrade process?

    thanks,
    anand
     
  2. spinnerlys Guest

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    To have a look at the log, go to Finder > CMD+SHIFT+G (Go To Folder) > enter var/vm > go one folder up by CMD+UpArrow > open the folder called log > open the file install.log and maybe you can find something there.

    I don't know about the "re-installing applications while updating to 10.6" part.
     
  3. nufanec macrumors regular

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    No. It can't reinstall 3rd party applications. It doesn't contain the installers for them so it would be impossible to do so.

    It might reset/delete the Application Support data or preferences if they are incompatible.
     
  4. anandds thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Never mind. The upgrade moved the original "/var/root/Library" to "/var/root/Library (from old Mac)" folder and hence all the application settings seemed to be lost. It had created a new /var/root/Library folder with nothing in it.

    Thanks for your help
     

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