Will installing Mountain Lion delete all my files?

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by Hustler1337, Jul 26, 2012.

  1. Hustler1337 macrumors 68000


    Dec 23, 2010
    London, UK

    I've just downloaded Mountain Lion from the Mac App Store and the Install Mountain Lion program automatically loaded. I've just agreed the Terms and Condiions and have selected the drive I wish to install (there is only one drive).

    I'm now worried that installing ML will remove all my my files. Im pretty sure it won't, as I've been lookin at the apple website and various YouTube videos. Nowhere here has there been mentioned that files will be deleted. the lack of warning on the apple website and the program itself makes me assume that it won't.

    Can anybody confirm whether my files will e deleted to put my mind t rest whilst it's still installing?

  2. Winter Charm macrumors 6502a

    Winter Charm

    Jul 31, 2008
    Nothing will be deleted. :) relax. Even the tiniest of settings will be saved :)
  3. TheRainKing macrumors 6502a


    Jun 11, 2012
    Apple would tell you if it deleted all your stuff lol.

    Anyway, like everyone else said, it doesn't delete anything, so no need to worry.
  4. deeddawg macrumors 604

    Jun 14, 2010
    As stated above, the upgrade won't delete anything.

    Worst case, just restore your system from your backups. (you do keep regular backups, right? such as for when your hard drive dies some day?)

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