upgrading to mac os lion

Discussion in 'iOS 5 and earlier' started by johnmerlino, Oct 28, 2011.

  1. johnmerlino macrumors member

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    Oct 22, 2011
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    Hey all,

    When I upgrade to mac os lion, I want the files on my harddrive, in particular the stuff in my downloads folder, to remain intact untouched. I do NOT want to reformat my drive. So is there an option when upgrading to do just an upgrade and not a fresh install?

    Thanks for response
     
  2. kfergiez macrumors 6502

    kfergiez

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    #2
    Use time machine to do a full backup, install lion, restore with TM and you're done. I believe the way you want to do it is the way it works to begin with, but I would still back up anyway.
     
  3. emjaycee18 macrumors regular

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    No problems with my upgrade. All files were in there correct location with Lion as they were with Snow Leopard. No need to panic.
     
  4. BJMRamage macrumors 68020

    BJMRamage

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    #4
    all should be fine on normal Lion upgrade.

    mine was as well.
     

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