does upgrades affect files and photos saved on current system?

I am currently on Leopard 10.5.8 and have bought the disc to upgrade to Snow leopard. Does upgrading risk any of the photos or files saved on my MAC?

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  • Best Answer:

    No, but I'd backup before the upgrade. The main thing upgrades affect are apps that may not be supported by a newer OS. Many - but not all - apps get rewritten for each OS, but sometimes you'll find one that is completely unsupported on the newer platform.

    • Answered by Chris R from Goonellabah
    • Mar 16, 2013