Restore after Leopard upgrade

Discussion in 'macOS' started by NYGMEN, Apr 7, 2008.

  1. NYGMEN macrumors newbie

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    I have a MB & MBP with tiger on them. If I backup the home folder on them and then do a clean wipe and install of Leopard can i restore all my data even if the backup was done in tiger?
     
  2. Dimwhit macrumors 68000

    Dimwhit

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    Yes, you can. Most everything in your home directory will be fine (can't think of anything offhand that wouldn't transfer fine). When you first launch some of your programs, they may do an upgrade to your info (like Mail updating everything for the Leopard version), but it will work fine.

    Edit: But I recommend using Migration Assistant to get everything back over to the Leopard install.
     
  3. jeremy.king macrumors 603

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    I would recommend the same. Keep in mind, this would require you to backup your entire disk - NOT just the home folder.
     
  4. NYGMEN thread starter macrumors newbie

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  5. jeremy.king macrumors 603

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    After the install, the wizard will ask
     

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