going to install snow leopard, questions about backup with external hdd

Discussion in 'macOS' started by JJBro1, Dec 14, 2009.

  1. JJBro1 macrumors regular

    May 17, 2009
    I have a usb 2.0 Western Digintal My passport external harddrive and I formatted one of the partitions to mac os extended and another one to MS-DOS (FAT). When I install snow leopard and try to retrieve back my files will my mac still be able to read them and place them back on the mac hdd?
  2. gr8tfly macrumors 603


    Oct 29, 2006
    ~119W 34N
    Snow Leopard has the same ability to access drives as Leopard; so whatever you can do now, you'll be able to do under SL.

    If, when you install SL, you choose "upgrade", it will keep all your current applications and data intact from the drive you're upgrading (I'll assume it's your internal drive).

    If you decide to erase your drive and install SL, the migration assistant can import your applications and data from your Time Machine backup (or from an image of your current drive).

    Hopefully, I answered your question - I wasn't sure which scenario you meant.

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