Snow Leopard Reinstall help

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by SiaChris, May 27, 2013.

  1. SiaChris macrumors newbie

    May 22, 2013
    I read a couple places that if I reinstall Snow Leopard that everything else will stay there unless of course, I erase disk first. I just want to make 100% sure this is true before I do it, because I have a LOT of stuff on this disk that is NOT backed up. I have to backup manually and it just so happened that the system only logs up to the apple symbol and then restarts after like 5 minutes. I was just about to do a massive backup just before this happened. Murphy's Law, I guess.
  2. Weaselboy Moderator


    Staff Member

    Jan 23, 2005
    A standard Snow Leopard install will just update the OS and will not delete your data. That said, installing the OS puts the drive though quite a work out and if you have a drive right on the edge of failing, an OS install can sometimes be the final blow and kill it.

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