Before you update Logic Pro X, you should back up your current copy of the Logic Pro application and your existing projects. This allows you to move your files to another Mac and to continue working on these projects in the earlier version of Logic Pro, if necessary. You should also periodically back up Logic Pro files as a safety measure.
Back up the Logic Pro X application
To back up your current copy of the Logic Pro X application:
- Create a new folder in the Applications folder. Name the folder with the name and version of the application (for example, "Logic Pro X 10.2.4"). To check the version of Logic Pro X you have, open the application and choose About Logic Pro X from the Logic Pro X menu.
- Select the Logic Pro X application in the Applications folder. Choose File > Compress "Logic Pro X." It will take a few minutes to compress.
- Move the resulting "Logic Pro X.zip" file into the folder you created in step 1.
- Move the folder containing the .zip file to a backup drive.
Back up Logic Pro X Projects
To back up your Logic Pro X projects, you can use a system-wide backup solution like Time Machine, or you can simply copy your projects to a dedicated backup drive.