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Questions tagged [recovery]

An OS X feature that hides a Recovery HD on Macs to facilitate maintenance, recovery and reinstallation if the OS becomes corrupt. Topic of recovery-mode-ios, data-recovery or file-recovery are unrelated to the recovery category here.

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Recovery mode not loading on MacBook (Late 2008)

For some reason, I'm not able to load recovery mode utilities on my late 2008 MacBook (running Mavericks). I've referenced the technical steps here but none of the startup keyboard sequences appear ...
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How to start Internet Recovery Mode of El Capitan with multiple OS installed?

Thank you for your time. Here is my problem: A) Goal Start into Mac OS X El Capitan internet recovery mode and temporarily disable System Integrity Protection (SIP) to use (X11 functions of) ...
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Single-user-recovery mode on High Sierra 10.13.6

Before High Sierra 10.13.6 I was able to boot in single-user-recovery mode by holding Cmd-R-S at startup, but after the latest software update booting while holding Cmd-R-S enters single-user mode (...
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Recovery Volume mounts & stays mounted in /Volumes/ in Finder after a restart?

Ive noticed twice now that after i restart my computer i get the Recovery Volume mounted in /Volumes/ without entering terminal commands to mount it like normal. The way i know its mounted and stays ...
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Mac OS internet Recovery mode stuck on progress option with globe animated screen

It’s stuck on here. Anybody knows this answer ?
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how to check integrity of recovery partition?

I recently reinstalled Yosemite from the computer's recovery image. I'd like to be able to check the integrity of that image (i.e. shasum /Applications/Install*OS*.app/Contents/SharedSupport/{Base,...
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I have `/usr/bin/env` in my “Macintosh HD” but not in the recovery partition. Is this normal?

I'm working on a MacBook Air, that's currently booting to macOS High Sierra 10.13.6. It also has an Ubuntu 16.04 partition, that I am currently trying to reach. I was trying reinstall rEFInd, which ...
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One-mac household, corrupted hard drive, too old for internet recovery

Long story short, a rusty trusty 2009 iMac is in need of saving. I got a bit overeager with partitioning in my youth, and whilst recently trying to undo the damage I managed to make the HDD ...
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Question mark folder on startup, how can I recover?

I have a problem with the iMac 27 2012 .. At startup the folder tag appears Then when you go to Recovery mode and go to disk utility the internal disk is not found so I can’t format or reinstall ...
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MacBook Pro (mid 2012 13 inch) with error code “-501 0F” when upgrading macOS

I am trying to update my MacBook Pro from Mac OS X Lion to the newest version of macOS available. I started up while holding down commandoptionR. It found my Wi-Fi connection and I got a message ...
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no admin account OSX 10.13.5

I have a macbook pro 2011 with high sierra 10.13.5 Today i tried renaming my admin account in the system preference / users. I couldn't rename the account, and i have lost the admin rights. Now i ...
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What's the implication of deleting /usr/local/var?

On MacOS, what's the implication of deleting /usr/local/var (when it contains the following 3 folders - homebrew, run and mysql)? Note, you can assume I don't care about anything in the mysql folder ...
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Add Recovery Partition to APFS drive?

After some drive juggling [cloning to HFS+ then re-cloning back] to fix an error on my APFS boot drive, I'm now in the position where I no longer have any partition with a Recovery volume. Carbon ...
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Can I Erase Macintosh HD partition?

The main question: I have two partitions in my HD (the original "Macintosh HD" and a new one "macOS"). If in "macOS" I have the OSX running – and actually booted in it –, can I erase the "Macintosh HD"...
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Imac 21.5inch 2015 model system restore problems

Recently my iMac would not start up and I ended up having to reinstall OSX as a new computer. I did this believing that my WD My passport hard drive which I was using solely for Time Machine would be ...
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Missing Framework

I recently restored my computer from backup. However, one framework is missing: OnBoardingKit.framework. I did find the file in System/Library/PrivateFrameworks on another computer, but I could not ...
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Can I change the resolution of a display in recovery mode?

Booted to High Sierra recovery HD, I’m not able to open the system preferences and choose a different resolution. Can terminal be used from the utilities menu to change the resolution? I have a Mac ...
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Internet recovery of 2015 MacBook Pro fails due to unavailability of Yosemite

I recently purchased a second-hand 2015 13" MacBook Pro. It came with High Sierra installed, but I wanted to make sure the system was completely clean (in case it had been compromised), so I: Booted ...
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lost Mac OS X partition after resizing bootcamp

Recently I tried to resize my bootcamp partition. I first resized the Mac osx partition to a smaller one with diskutility and appended this space to the bootcamp partition from within windows 10 (with ...
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I reformatted my MacBook and now my disk is gone

I reformatted my MacBook, and I am trying to reinstall macOS but I can't find any Disk. The recovery partition is non-existent, so I tried Internet Recovery to reinstall macOS but the problem persists....
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iPhone 5c stuck on progress bar, doesn't turn off or go into DFU/recovery mode, USB doesn't work

I have an iPhone 5c which hasn't been used for around 2 years. The screen needed replacement and recently they send it to repair. When I put the iPhone to charge (when got enough battery) it turn on ...
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Wiped drive, now can’t reinstall El Capitan from Recovery because the “item is temporarily unavailable”

I wanted to clear room on my computer, so I restarted the computer with cmd+r keys and opened OS X Utilities. I erased my drive and wanted to reinstall OS X El Capitan. After I agreed to the terms ...
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Restore lost space on ssd on MacBook pro8,1

Hi I recently tried to partition my MacBook pro so I could install Windows 10. While I was going through the custom install of Windows 10, I accidently deleted the allocated space instead of erasing ...
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HDD not recognized by MacBook

My MacBook Pro 9,2 suddenly cannot boot anymore (I see a question mark). I started it in recovery mode and disk utility does not seem to see any HDD plugged in. I removed the HDD and I placed it ...
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OS X Partition Dead after Trying to fix

So i had the FFF.. partition error and followed @klanomath guide but unfortunatly it didnt work. Now in: gpt -r show /dev/disk1 I get gpt show:error:bogus map unable to open /dev/disk1 ...
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OWC Aura SSD Firmware Update from Mac Recovery Terminal

I bought a 480GB OWC Aura SSD with a known compatibility issue for my Macbook Pro 15" (mid-2015) after my old SSD died. I installed the drive and partitioned it. It shows up when running diskutil list ...
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Can I restore macOS from Time Machine backup/USB if I wipe the SSD?

if i create a time machine backup, then install Debian/Ubuntu over the macOS partition -- or for example, destroy the OS ($ sudo rm -rf /), can i immediately hop into recovery mode, plug in the time ...
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How to boot into internet recovery mode with rEFInd installed?

I have the bootup manager rEFInd installed on my Macbook. The key combinations for recovery (Command R and Command R+I) just boot into rEFnd's bootloader. At this point in time holding the option key ...
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Failed to verify InstallESDDmg.pkg: xar_verify failed [duplicate]

Similar to this issue, im still unable to upgrade to high sierra. any advice would be amazing right now since I'm getting a different error: May 7 XX:XX:36 lilys-MacBook-Air.local ...
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How to change High Sierra date from Terminal while in Recovery Mode?

In recovery mode, the date is incorrect. It's several days off and in the wrong timezone (it's in UTC, should be PDT). It's causing issues with HTTPS requests, the SSL certificates error. I found a ...
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Accessing macOS Recovery Mode without Internet access?

When starting my MacBook in recovery mode with Command + s, it prompts me to Choose Network.... The process that takes place immediately after entering my Wi-Fi password can take several minutes and ...
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Unable to install an OS on Mac (prohibited sign)

I had an issue with my MacBook Air "Core i5" 1.6 13" (Early 2015) (MacBookAir7,2) and after repeated problems I decided to wipe the computer and give it a clean slate. I downloaded a copy of ...
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HD does not show up when attempting to reinstall OS X (El Capitan)

I am attempting to do a fresh re-install of El Capitan on my girlfriend's MacBook. She called me the other night claiming the battery died and her macbook crashed, and when she restarted and went to ...
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Mac Recovery Mode Corrupted?

When I try to boot my Mac in recovery mode by holding alt+R, the progress bar shows up as if it is loading the disk. However, when it finishes loading, it switches to a screen that has horizontal ...
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Upgrade from Yosimite to High Sierra - partition table somehow currupted and all data lost (no Time maschine!)

I have a friend who upgraded her MB Air 2015 from Yosimite to High Sierra on my advise. I don't know for sure if her hdd was encrypted prior to the upgrade (she thinks not), and I dont know if she ...
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Can't access APFS partition for more than a few minutes

Sorry if this is long, but I'm trying to be through the first time around. My MacBook pro running high sierra recently started crashing within a few minutes of logging in without fail. I decided to ...
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macOS fails to reinstall when trying to factory reset

I have a Early 2011 MacBook Pro and I've been wanting to give it away (as it is acting up) so I factory reset it. Erasing the hard disk went fine, but when I tried to reinstall the OS in the recovery ...
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Does the macOS 10.13 (High Sierra) installer install a Recovery Parition?

Just upgraded from 10.12.6 to 10.13.3. Everything seemed to go smoothly... except I see I have no Recovery Partition any more - holding down Option at startup just gets me my macOS and BootCamp boot ...
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How to boot into Recovery Mode?

I'm trying to disable SIP, and I can't get Recovery Mode to work at all. Everything I've read says to just hold down command-R during boot. I've tried command-R before the chime, after the chime, or ...
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Can't login because of kernel panic

When I restart my computer I usually type my password to log me in. However, when I try to do this now it shows me the following message: "Your computer restarted because of a problem" So I ...
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OS X base system is locked, unable to install Sierra on Mac

I made a boneheaded mistake while erasing my hard drive (can’t tell you what that mistake was) and now I can’t reinstall macOS! Can someone tell me what I need to do so I can free up the hard drive ...
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MacBook Pro late 2011 cannot boot using regular tactics

I've tried every suggestion provided by Apple and a few i found here but am still unable to boot my laptop. This occurred yesterday and i did manage to get in & do some work. However this morning ...
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Mac OSX Recovery Mode Terminal: rm -rf doesn't delete anything

I have a seemingly broken MacBook Air that doesn't boot, but I can get into the recovery console. If I try to reinstall Mac OSX on the main disk (Macintosh HD aka /dev/disk1s2), the installer ...
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iMac doesn‘t start up

My iMac doesn’t start up. The loading bar doesn’t fill up and then, after 10 minutes or so, it shuts down. I tried to get in the recovery mode, but there is the Macintosh HD drive grey and it says „...
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recovering SVG inkscape (never saved) file

I used always a single inkscape window to work and export many .eps images during a month. But I saved it as a SVG many weeks ago, and saved always as .eps to export images. Today at 6:50PM my ...
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What is OLK15message files and how to recover it?

Can anyone explain to me what is an OLK15message file, what it has to do with Outlook 2016 for mac? Actually, my outlook mac database got corrupted and someone told me that Outlook Mac stores its ...
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How to shrink Recovery HD on macOS Sierra

After removing a Windows partition, my Recovery HD has increased in size to about 70 GB. I'd like to reclaim this disk space into my main HD, but cannot figure out how. What is the easiest way to do ...
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Copying data in recovery mode - is this a security flaw?

My Mac crashed, operating system error, tried reinstalling OS, no luck.... anyway I need to do a fresh install so I am copying my data off the machine using command line and recovery mode. My ...
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Data Recovery Tool to recover lost Chrome User Data Dirs

I have a folder, either </users/an/downloads/user data> or </users/an/downloads/user datas>, that I've accidentally cmd-opt-deleted. The folder is used to store individual user data ...
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Kernel panic on every attempt to access Recovery Mode

I was trying to access the Recovery Mode on my MacBook Pro5,3 with OSX El Capitan 10.11.6, however every attempt ended in Kernel Panic (KP). I would see the Apple logo with a loading bar and the ...