What happens to applications and data (photo's etc) when upgrading OSX?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by GilesM, Aug 18, 2011.

  1. GilesM macrumors 6502

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    Hello,

    My imac is currently running Leopard. If I choose to upgrade to Snow Leopard and then to Lion, will the upgrades to the OSX leave my personal data and applications intact? (examples, iTunes library, iPhoto library, and documents) :confused:
     
  2. gr8tfly macrumors 603

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    Yes. They will remain intact.

    It's still a good idea to backup (besides regularly) before upgrading. You should, at a minimum, use Time Machine and an external drive.
     
  3. GilesM thread starter macrumors 6502

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    gr8tfly,

    Thanks, for that, I thought it must, but wanted to check. I have a an external drive used for Time Machine, and my itunes library is also on an external drive with 2 back ups on other drives.
    Great, so it looks like I am all clear to move ahead then... thank you
     

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