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

    Mar 21, 2017
    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 G5


    Feb 20, 2009
  3. Weaselboy Moderator


    Staff Member

    Jan 23, 2005
    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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