MainStage 3: Best practices for updating
Follow these steps before updating MainStage 3.
Backing up the MainStage 3 application
When updating to MainStage 3 via the Mac App Store, the latest version will replace the current version you have installed. As a best practice, before updating (or troubleshooting) MainStage 3, you should save a copy of the currently installed version as a backup by following these steps.
- Create a new folder in the Applications folder. Name the folder with the name and version of the application (for example, “MainStage 3.0.1"). To check the version of MainStage 3 you have, open the application and choose MainStage 3 > About MainStage 3.
- Select the MainStage 3 application in the Applications folder. Choose File > Compress “MainStage 3." It may take a few minutes to compress.
- Move the resulting “MainStage 3.zip" file into the folder you created in step 1.
- Now you can move the folder containing the zip file to your preferred location for storing your backup. For example, you could copy it to an external backup drive.
Important: It is recommended that you complete any active projects before updating to a new version of MainStage 3.