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If I upgrade from OS X 10.4.11 to 10.6.3 will I lose my preexisting files on my mac. Also, do I need to get 10.5 or will going directly to 10.6.3 be an ok upgrade.

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You shouldn't lose any user files. Some apps may not work if they are designed for ppc. Personally I'd back up your files and do a clean install. I think you may well have to upgrade in steps, 10.4>10.5>10.6.

If you do a clean install everything will run smoothly, you just need to install your apps and user files
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Before you start that process what are your Macs specs? Make sure that they meet the minimum requirements for Snow Leopard, Mac OS X v10.6 Snow Leopard - Technical Specifications.

Make sure that you are running one of the Intel Macs. Check About This Mac if you are unsure. Also, the requirements specify 1 GB of ram but two or more is better.

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