Re-Create OS X's Recovery Partition If You've Removed It

Re-Create OS X's Recovery Partition If You've Removed It

If you've deleted the recovery partition on your Mac, you might find yourself unable to use certain features, like FileVault and Find My Mac. Recovery Partition Creator is a simple script that will bring it back.

At some point along the line, I deleted my Mac's recovery partition, only to find that the darn thing's actually important. Luckily, it's very easy to restore. The easiest way, I found, was to use Recovery Partition Creator, an AppleScript by Christopher Silvertooth that does the heavy lifting for you.

Just download the script, double-click on it and follow the prompts. You'll need a copy of "Install OS X Mavericks" downloaded from the Mac App Store, and you'll need to be patient — sometimes, it can take a minute or two for the dialog boxes to pop up. When it was done though, my recovery partition was back in action, and FileVault and Find My Mac worked beautifully.

Hit the link below to download the script, and check out TechRepublic's how-to for a more detailed guide on using it.

Recovery Partition Creator [via TechRepublic]


Comments

    Is there an easy way to tell if you still have a recovery partition on your Mac?

    Shut down you Mac. Hold down Command-R immediately after restarting until the Apple Logo appears. If you have the recovery partition it will boot into the Disk Utility / Recovery app.

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