Need help about keeping data when installing snow leopard.

Discussion in 'macOS' started by ste1164, Aug 24, 2009.

  1. ste1164 macrumors 6502a

    ste1164

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    The title speaks for itself. (Sorry if this is a stupid question i don't know much about it) I have pre-ordered snow leopard. If i install it over leopard will i lose all my documents and music etc or will it just install over leopard and not affect them? Should i back up my hard drive before i install snow leopard?
     
  2. macfanboy macrumors 6502a

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    from what weve heard the SL install keeps all your user data
     
  3. ste1164 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    ste1164

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    Oh thats good so i won't have to back everything up before install.
     
  4. Jolly Jimmy macrumors 65816

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    Choosing archive and install will keep all your files. But you should do a backup regardless. Hiccups do happen. Better safe than sorry.
     
  5. CalMin macrumors 6502a

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    Always backup. If something went wrong and your data got hosed, you'd be kicking yourself for not running a back up ahead of time. There were some nightmare stories when Leopard 10.5.0 shipped. ALWAYS BACKUP!
     
  6. Elbert C macrumors 6502

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    I'd still create a backup just in case.
     
  7. ste1164 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    ste1164

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    yea i think i will make a backup there are some files i dont want to lose.
     
  8. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    A simple upgrade will preserve your data and settings. You immediately return to work after the computer reboots. It is always a good idea to backup your data whether or not you are upgrading your OS.
     

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