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Mac OS X Snow Leopard

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Snow_Leopard_Drop_In.dmg (6.20 GB)
MD5: 9e094c9a78a1430d43906ce665da3ac6
For Mac OS X
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de
Snow_Leopard_10_6_3.dmg (5.69 GB)
MD5: ea7fe76fbd3918f57ad66a46ecad22fa
For Mac OS X
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de (1.01 GB)
MD5: 59202d234862e8f130ca0e06a925d77f
For Mac OS X
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de (6.11 GB)
MD5: 66dd247e771e1ecfc1310159fa217e05
For Mac OS X
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de
SnowLeopardFontUpdate.dmg (3.77 MB)
MD5: 012bced3583b668bcd0fae12f19f232d
For Mac OS X
Guides on emulating older applications

Mac OS X Snow Leopard

1st Download: Drop in DVD upgrade disk for Intel machines with Leopard 10.5.8 installed.
2nd Download: Full DVD install for Snow Leopard 10.6.3
3rd Download: 10.6.8 combo update (v1.1 = Build 10K549)
4th Download: Snow Leopard 10.6 Internal Edition
5th Download: Apple update fixes OS X 10.6.7-only re how fonts will display

To create a bootable USB stick from the DVD image see:

Otherwise download, unzip, right click and burn to a dual layer DVD.

When installing Snow Leopard, Don't forget to tick its optional installs for Rosetta (PPC compatibility) and QuickTime 7.

See also: PowerPC beta build 10A190.

Architecture: x86 (Intel:Mac)



sfp1954's picture
by sfp1954 - 2020, November 3 - 3:22pm

Apparently zip files over 4GB cannot be uploaded reliably.
So I will reload downloads 1 and 2 as DMG files soon.
Sorry for any frustration I caused.

24bit's picture
by 24bit - 2020, November 1 - 5:32pm

Hi Sal! Made a new topic in the help section, as your request offers some solutions.

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by Sal - 2020, November 1 - 4:42pm

Hi. Newly registered account here.

This site / specific download was recommended to me after I posted a "help me" post on Reddit ( ) asking how I can update my mid-2009 iMac with Mac OS X 10.5.8 Leopard installed. To be honest, I found it in the trash, but it works perfectly. Long story short (more details in background story on the Reddit post if interested), I need someone to provide me with baby steps / for dummies version on how to upgrade my iMac to 10.6 using the software available on this page. I've tried doing it myself but I can't get passed the download page.

I can't seem to unzip the file for download #1. I likely don't know enough / doing something wrong. I've spent maybe 20 cumulative hours trying to successfully update to 10.6.

Have a 32gb usb3.
Willing to buy a dual layer burnable DVD if I must.

I'm a poor teacher. My two young songs are doing school online all year. I was able to offer my 13 year old son an old 27in. iMac bought for $60 on Craiglist (El Capitain). But that computer already had El Capitan installed. I want my 9 year old son to have the current iMac I'm trying to update (the one found in the trash). Need to update because OS X 10.5.8 does not allow for seemless access to Google Classroom, which my son uses on his Fire tablet everyday ( Initially, I was able to give him an old Dell Inspiron, but it just proved too slow).

Please help... I started this project during the summer, but had to undergo open heart surgery in September, so I've been unable to work on this till now, while my son is struggling to do all his work on the fire tablet.

Thanks in advance for help offered. ........ Sal

sfp1954's picture
by sfp1954 - 2020, October 11 - 2:43pm

Download 1 requires a full install of 10.5.8 Leopard.

fogWraith's picture
by fogWraith - 2020, October 11 - 9:49am

Duely noted, thank you!
The internal edition usually comes with additional pre-registered software, used by Apple employees

SkyCapt's picture
by SkyCapt - 2020, October 11 - 9:45am

dL #2 10_6_3.dmg is missing the hidden partitions. Working is dL #4 10.6.0 "Internal Edition". What's an Internal Edition? Was for Apple employees? What's different about it?

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by Franky233 - 2020, September 21 - 6:52pm

Hi SkyCapt

Hope that all is okay for you (health). Remember, if you don't know, that 1st DL needs Leopard already installed on one of your partition. It's on the page. For decompression, if the integrated tool not working, you can try the Unarchiver instead...

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by SkyCapt - 2020, September 21 - 2:17am

Hmm. I'm new to Snowy Leopard. So many issues. DVD won't install to a non-Journaled partition. I can't use Disk Utility to Image and Restore backups, must I "bless" the restore differently? or switch to using CarbonCopyCloner? Worst is none of the updates I download can be installed, they ALL report "unknown" error before even beginning to write files. Except, the 10.6.8 Combo on the page here actually works. But the Combo found here is Not clean, it was "created" in 2014 & modified in 2019 (when Apple hasn't touched SL in many years) and comes slightly larger than the OEM 2011 pkg. I assume my errors all come from not using the official "Software Update..." method, and the mod that this 10.6.8 has is a type of Certificate added to it which allows it to install (at all). I could compare the 10.6.8 here with the unmodded 10.6.8 to find exactly what's different. Any words? I repeat, dL 1 is Broken.

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by SkyCapt - 2020, September 18 - 4:32am

I also dL'd #1 10.6.0 dmg and it can't unzip. I received the matching md5 d39b....2656. But the good news is I am finally able to get files >4GB from my Android downloader on over to my networkless Mac, using a small utility on the droid to split such big files and the "cat" terminal command on the Mac to reassemble them. It's called "Droid Splitter", the first and only app I've ever added to my downloaders.

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by SkyCapt - 2020, May 17 - 4:15am

What had been dL5 now looks like a PC-centric modified Snow Leopard. Somehow I didn't see its System folder at first glance. The iso uses a modified OSX 10.5.4 Install Disc to write out a hacked OSX 10.6.0 plus it contains a 10.6.1 and a 10.6.2-combo updater packages. I'm taking the plunge/risk and testing it now.

Coaster alert, don't bother burning that thing (no longer here, anyway) - wouldn't begin to boot. Tried forcing it to boot with firmware, and even that didn't work - because its entire Extensions folder is MISSING! - what geniuses made and redistributed this! So I hacked its installer and used my MDD to write it. It wasn't the fabled PPC build, sigh. Lots of unofficial cruft, some of it interesting.

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by fogWraith - 2020, May 16 - 1:31pm

DL#5 seems to mount like this:
p1 osx86dvd
p2 Snow_Leopard_10.6.1-10.6.2_SSE2_SSE3_Intel_AMD_by_Hazard

Unfortunately it has no place on this page, and is removed.

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by SkyCapt - 2020, May 16 - 1:15pm

dL #5 - what the hell is it? Not an apple disc. Why no description, who uploads such a monstrosity without describing it? Is it 10.6.1 or 10.6.2 how can it be both?

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by sfp1954 - 2020, May 12 - 8:37pm

Is the download 5.2GB?
Are you using Apple's built in utility to decompress it?
Many 3rd party programs cannot handle files over 2GB.

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by Jatoba - 2020, May 12 - 5:56pm

@AlexanderMac Sounds like your download may have gotten corrupted. Try redownloading? Alternatively, check if the downloaded file has the same MD5 checksum value as what's here. (d39b8c5d127983f6ad9ba4c3765e2656 for first download.)

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by AlexanderMac - 2020, May 12 - 5:10pm

Hello, when I try to open the compressed first installation disk, the error "Unexpected end of archive" crashes.