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asked 2016-10-13 00:41:00 -0500

How do I upgrade to Fedora 24 from 20 without losing any of my files?

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answered 2016-10-13 01:35:41 -0500

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Welcome to ask.fedora. The most important step is to make sure you have a current backup of everything important before you start, but that's true with any upgrade.

There are two paths you can take. First, you can upgrade from Fedora 20 to Fedora 22. (Upgrades skipping more than one version aren't recommended because too much change in one lump can cause too much breakage.) Fedora 22 is past End of Life, but that's OK here because it's just a stepping stone. Once you're sure your system's working right, upgrade again to Fedora 24, which is where you want to be.

The second way is to overwrite your current installation with a brand new one of Fedora 24, then restore your files from backup. Of course, if you've got /home on a separate partition, you can just re-use it without formatting and your files will be safe. If you haven't installed much software and are using mostly what comes with the vanilla install, this may be the fastest and easiest way to go, but either way can work.

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