Will upgrading to Snow Leopard erase my hard drive?

When I upgraded my iBook G4 from Tiger to Leopard, it erased my hard drive, taking all my applications, documents, and music with it.
Will upgrading to Snow Leopard do the same thing?

  • Asked about:  Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard

1 Answer from the Community

  • Best Answer:

    No. Snow Leopard does a standard upgrade install, preserving all of your personal data and applications, unless you specifically tell it to do an Erase & Install.

    Of course, it is always a good idea to make backups, especially when doing something as significant as an OS upgrade.

    Keep in mind your iBook G4 will not support Snow Leopard, if that is the Mac you plan on upgrading.