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if i reinstall my pages will i lose all my data?

by jasbinschek / October 29, 2012 2:36 AM PDT

i have bought one license (in one acc) to my pages, but i had to give that one away, so i got a new one (in another acc), if i reinstall my pages will i lose all my files?

also, how do i backup my files?

ty!

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All your Pages documents will be untouched
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / November 4, 2012 10:53 PM PST

when you install Pages.
Your documents are stored, by default, in the Documents folder while Pages is installed in the Applications folder.

How to backup.
Use an external hard drive and use Time Machine
OR
Copy your documents to a CD/DVD
OR
Open a Dropbox account and store them up there

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by vikashpandit / September 1, 2014 8:26 PM PDT

i have bought one license (in one acc) to my pages, but i had to give that one away, so i got a new one (in another acc), if i reinstall my pages will i lose all my files?

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by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / September 1, 2014 9:51 PM PDT

All your Pages documents reside in your documents folder and will not be affected by the installation of Pages.

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