How to restore a previous version of an application?

After updating an application (version i → version i+1), I’d like to go back to the previous version. An automatic backup was generated before the update (theAppName-pre-upgrade.tar), so I’d like to restore it.

How should I proceed? Uninstall the application and then restore the backup or directly restore the backup?
Can I be sure that my personal data stored in the app will be restored?

Thanks for any support!


In theory yes, in practice, your never know because “computers” ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Also note that the safety-backup-before-upgrade doesnt contain the app data (otherwise it would be too large), but similarly, removing the app does not remove the app data by default

You mean “Yes” to the 1st assertion? (uninstall then restore)


Thanks a lot Aleks!

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