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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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Repair Solid State Drive after Formatting Error

I recently had help repairing my APFS SSD after the format was set to FFFFFFFF-FFFF-FFFF-FFFF-FFFFFFFFFFFF. The solution in this thread worked in the sense that I was able to access the contents of ...
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iMac Mid 2010 USB recovery [duplicate]

I replaced tha hard drive on my Mid-2010 iMac because it failed and was unrecoverable. Now I need to install Mac Os High Sierra (the latest for Mid 2010), using a USB drive I have to create on ...
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System image backup in Disk Utility

I have tried to make an image of the system drive (APFS) by following this guide... Create a disk image for recovery Even when I boot to recovery the “Image from [partition name]” is grayed out. Any ...
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Recovery USB doesn't work

I followed tutorial to create bootable USB stick with Mac OS Mojave and then from System Preferences --> Startup disk I selected USB drive and restarted my Macbook Pro and after boot I see:
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Different recoveries can (cmd+opt+R) and cannot (cmd+R) find new ssd

I bought the SSD Transcend 850 to replace my old stock ssd and I was trying to install it. Now, if I press cmd+opt+R utility disk lets me see the new ssd and initialize it but I can't install Mojave ...
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Mounting volume while in Recovery Mode keeps rebooting

My computer crashed while editing a video with Final Cut. I have been unable to boot up since then - the OS crashes immediately after typing my password at the login screen and reboots. I’ve been ...
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I have a different account here and I need to prove it to google, Can my account here help me get it back? [migrated]

My usual account here is artnouveaus1@gmail.com but I had a glitch happen when i was changing my gmail password so I clicked cancel, and it is now saying my password changed 10 days ago. The thing is ...
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create image of the disk in recovery mode

My disk won't mount and I can access it only via recovery mode. I have backed up some important data on a USB, but now I would like to ask how to create an image of the disk in recovery mode (using ...
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Boot into safe mode using the recovery partition?

My internal HD has some problems and I can no longer boot on it, neither the regular system nor the recovery partition. Instead I installed a fresh system on a USB stick but the regular partition on ...
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Is there a way to validate that an apple update is legitimate?

I have reason to suspect that somebody may have had unauthorized access to my computer. I've just reset my copy of OS X from the recovery partition. Afterwards, I was prompted twice to update my OS ...
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Failed attempt to fix macOS partition startup volume set to FFFFFFFF-FFFF-FFFF-FFFF-FFFFFFFFFFFF

I attempted to fix an issue I encountered yesterday my MacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid 2012) following instructions in the top answer of this thread. I'm afraid I may have inadvertently destroyed my data by ...
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rEFInd - can boot to Mac Recovery or Ubuntu, but shuts down after loading bar for MacOS

I have rEFInd installed on my 2015 rMBP - I can access the boot menu for rEFInd (although sometimes this doesn't appear / runs very slowly), and all the right options are there, but when I select ...
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Recovery mode behind corporate proxy Sierra

I just wiped the hard drive on a 2010 mac pro using the recovery mode partition, but now when I try to reinstall (Sierra) I discover that it can't connect to apple because it has to go through the ...
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Problem downgrading from high sierra to original (shipped) OS

I recently got a broken MacBook Pro mid 2010 model from an acquaintance. The hard drive was broken so I switched it out for an SSD. I installed high sierra using an installer usb created by a friend ...
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Recover photos from iPhone memory

Is there way to recover photo directly from iPhone memory in case if user already cleanup deleted pictures and doesn't have backup in iCloud or iTunes. Can you recommend any way or any specific ...
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How can I permanently delete folders from /var/folders/ situated in Trash?

I recently encountered an error where none of the applications would open, similar to this. I was able to resolve the issue by using Go to Folder... option under the Go menu and navigating to /var/...
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Mac not starting or going into recovery mode

My Mac (mid 2011 21.5" iMac running mac OS High Sierra 10.13.6) suddenly froze while watching a video and restarted. It now keeps on restarting. Soon thereafter, my wireless keyboard stopped working, ...
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MacBook Air problems after upgrading from Yosemite to High Sierra

Today I installed macOS High Sierra after doing some research. Obviously it was a big mistake. I used it successfully for about an hour, then when I was online I unplugged my laptop and everything ...
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How often does the Recovery Volume mount itself?

From my understanding about the new APFS System for macOS High Sierra, the Recovery partition disk1s3 will shortly mount and unmount itself to check for updates in the background. Ive noticed from ...
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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 the High Sierra update to 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 just enters ...
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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 [duplicate]

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 ...