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Support => Software & Applications => Topic started by: Kbrewer on August 08, 2018, 03:51:53 pm

Title: File migration
Post by: Kbrewer on August 08, 2018, 03:51:53 pm
Will I loose all Files on my computer if I go from peppemint 7 to say peppermint 9? ???
Title: Re: File migration
Post by: scifidude79 on August 08, 2018, 04:41:21 pm
It depends where they are. If they're on any partitions that Peppermint will overwrite during install, then they will be overwritten. Your best bet is to backup any important files to a partition that Peppermint won't use or, preferably, a separate drive. Personally, I like to use flash drives for this.
Title: Re: File migration
Post by: Kbrewer on August 08, 2018, 04:56:14 pm
Is what I thought but thought Id ask probly should back them up anyway
Title: Re: File migration
Post by: scifidude79 on August 08, 2018, 05:37:33 pm
Yeah, backing up is always sound advice. A few years ago, I got adventurous and tried a PC-BSD derivative. I don't know exactly what happened, but somehow I managed to wipe my entire hard drive, including Peppermint and my backup partition. That's why I recommend using an external drive.
Title: Re: File migration
Post by: alynur on August 09, 2018, 07:27:44 am
I keep all of my Home folder stuff backed up on an external usb hard drive and I have a DATA partition set up in my hard drive with P 9's Home folders symlinked to. So any time I want to upgrade, I just install the new version to the / partition. I learned that here. So far that has worked flawlessly for me. If you have a big enough hard drive, I highly recommend a seperate DATA partition. Check out the tutorials to see how it's done. Good luck.  :)