1 Reply Latest reply: Nov 12, 2013 8:31 PM by Niel
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I'm currently running on 10.5.8, and I just bought the Snow Leopard installation disc to update to 10.6.3.

My mac has been running on an external hard drive for about a year. The internal just stopped working.

 

I want to  install Snow Leopard onto my external hard drive, but all of my files are on there, and I read that if I do the install, all of the data will be erased.

If I used time machine to back up the files before I do the install, are they at risk of being erased, since they will be back-uped on the external?

 

This is probably super obvious, but I want to be very careful with this.

 

Any help is very much appreciated!

 

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iMac (24-inch Mid 2007), iOS 5.1.1