upgrading to mac os lion

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

  1. johnmerlino macrumors member

    Oct 22, 2011
    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


    Jul 5, 2010
    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

    Jun 14, 2010
    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


    Oct 2, 2007
    all should be fine on normal Lion upgrade.

    mine was as well.

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