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Upgrading from Tiger to Leopard: a nightmare!

by guerriglia / March 5, 2010 5:47 AM PST

I upgraded my OS X from Tiger 10.4.11 to Leopard 10.5.
I still have all my applications (although some software doesn't work anymore) and folders in my two volumes (HD and HD2), but all the icons (data folders, pictures, documents, etc.) I had on my desktop before upgrading are gone and can't find them. I also lost all my preferences (bookmarks, ftp data, etc.), my contacts in the Address Book and all my emails in Mail.
Thank you very much.

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How was the upgrade performed?
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / March 5, 2010 8:20 AM PST

Archive and Install?
Just Upgrade.

What about your backups?


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punctuation matters - Just upgrade?
by Mr. Gregg / March 6, 2010 12:01 AM PST

I think that was supposed to be a question, not a directive.

Unfortunately, if there is no backup, you're out of luck. Best to seek advice beforehand, rather than after the fact. Sorry, I know that's not going to help you now.

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(NT) Here is the missing ?
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / March 6, 2010 6:12 AM PST
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maybe I don't want to know...
by Mr. Gregg / March 7, 2010 10:27 PM PST
In reply to: Here is the missing ?

When I see (NT) in your subject titles, what does that stand for?

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NT = No Text
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / March 8, 2010 12:58 AM PST

but it's not always accurate.

A post that has a subject line but no text will have NT in the Subject line.


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