Update Snow Leopard to Mavericks - Does it keep other Applications?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by burdekin, Jun 12, 2014.

  1. burdekin macrumors member

    Feb 10, 2011
    I am a mature age university student using a late 2010 Macbook Pro 15inch which i have had since new. I was considering updating from Snow Leopard to Mavericks during my semester break however am not sure if in doing so i would lose my other applications i have on the hard drive. As i am not very knowledgable about these things i would like advice before i do anything to lose either my data or third party applications. I use time machine to do back ups and CCCloner to do a weekly clone to ensure i do not lose my work. All assistance would be appreciated. :confused:
  2. firedept macrumors 603


    Jul 8, 2011
    You should not lose any of your apps. Just make sure to do proper backups before you upgrade to Mavericks. Which it looks like you already are. The only other thing to check is if your apps are compatible with Mavericks. They will not be lost in the upgrade to Mavericks, it's just that they may not work properly with Mavericks. But by now, I would assume all developers have upgraded their programs to be compatible with Mavericks. And good luck with the upgrade!
  3. FreakinEurekan macrumors 68040


    Sep 8, 2011
    Eureka Springs, Arkansas
    You won't lose apps, however it's possible that some of them will not run. Check any apps that you rely on and make sure that they are compatible with Mavericks, or have updates to make them so.

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