Is it safe for me to update to iLife 11?

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  1. adder7712, Mar 13, 2011
    Last edited: Mar 14, 2011

    adder7712 macrumors 68000

    adder7712

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    #1
    I still have iLife 2008 in my Mac I'm planning to install iLife 2011.

    But, I've heard of the upgrade destroying photos in iPhoto. Is it safe to upgrade now?
     
  2. waynep macrumors 6502

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    I don't now the answer but do you have a backup ?
     
  3. itickings macrumors 6502a

    itickings

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    First of all, make sure you have a good backup. Really. I don't care that it's already been mentioned since it is so important. :p

    After that, install the new iLife and run software update before launching the newly installed applications. When you're sure you have the latest updates, it should be perfectly safe to start using the applications.
     
  4. adder7712 thread starter macrumors 68000

    adder7712

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    I did some Googling and some people's iPhoto library vanished after an upgrade to iPhoto 9 (in iLife 11)

    And does this work?

    Install iLife, update and then open iPhoto. Will that not delete my photos?

    Since I've read somewhere that updates resolved the issue.
     
  5. Mal macrumors 603

    Mal

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    Chances are your photos wouldn't be deleted anyways, but if you do as you just said, updating iPhoto before it's launched the first time, then no, it (almost) definitely won't delete your photos.

    *Almost meaning that there's never a 100% guarantee and you should back up anyways, but the specific known bug won't affect you.

    jW
     

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