Is it okay to install new version of app on top of old one?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Sadioga, Mar 22, 2017.

  1. Sadioga macrumors newbie

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    #1
    Apps like GIMP and LibreOffice do not update by themselves. I have to download app's new version and put it into App Folder. It asks if I want to remove previous version.

    Should I remove older version from App Folder myself or can I just drop newer version to App Folder and let App itself write over/remove the previous version?
     
  2. Fishrrman macrumors G4

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  3. Weaselboy Moderator

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    #3
    Nah... there is no reason to remove the old one first. Just drag the newer one in and it will replace the old application package.
     

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