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If upgrade Linux Mint through the updater will I retain all of my data/files?

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#1 SuperSapien64


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Posted 30 October 2017 - 11:37 AM

Hi I'm thinking about upgrading from Linux Mint KDE 17.2 to 17.3 through the Linux Mint updater. And I was wondering would I retain all of my data/files if I do? Or will I have to back everything up?

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#2 NickAu


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Posted 30 October 2017 - 04:34 PM

It is always a good idea to back things up before upgrading.  As I do not use Mint I have no further advice, but as its only a point upgrade it should be fine.

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Posted 30 October 2017 - 05:24 PM

It will be fine.

But still back up and in the future learn how to partition a HDD so that you can have a separate /home partition so that your files would remain separate from your OS.

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