Going Back To Snow Leopard from Lion

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by Bebetto, Feb 28, 2012.

  1. Bebetto macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2011
    #1
    Hi All,

    Another quick question, if I decide to go back to Snow LEopard from Lion I can (as I understand it) Wither use my snow leopard disc or do a Time MAchine restore.

    Just wondered, can I do this without losing the word docs, video files, photos etc I have on my MacBook.

    I would guess if I do a time machine restore I would (It would go back to the way it was) but not sure what would happen if I reboot from the SL disc.

    Any advice on how to

    a)Get back to Snow Leopard
    and
    b) Keep all my files/mails/photos/itunes/bookmarks etc as they are will be very helpful

    Many thanks Again

    Rob
     
  2. Paradoxally macrumors 65816

    Joined:
    Feb 4, 2011
    #2
    First make a backup of your data with TMachine.

    Grab your SL disc, format the Mac partition, reinstall SL.

    When asked to restore from a TM backup, simply plug in your TM drive. That's all there is to it.
     
  3. Bebetto thread starter macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2011
    #3
    Thanks

    Will that keep my files etc as they are at the moment?

    Cheers
     
  4. Krazy Bill macrumors 68030

    Krazy Bill

    Joined:
    Dec 21, 2011
    #4
    The email in Lion is not compatible with Snow Leopard. You'll lose it all. I sent all mine to a gmail account then read it back into SL. (not an easy task if you have 10k+ items.
     
  5. Bebetto thread starter macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2011
    #5
    Fortunately, I don't get too many mails!!

    Useful to know though, thanks Bill
     

Share This Page