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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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Retrieving an accidently deleted notes folder well after 30 days

Back in April, I believe I essentially accidentally deleted notes at a concert. I done this through the Manage Storage section (not through the actual Notes app), and when I went into the Notes app ...
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Erasing Data from a Water Damaged MacBook Air

I have a water damaged 2015 MacBook Air which will not turn on. I would like to sell it for parts but want to firstly erase all the data from it. I know that one method of doing so safely is just to ...
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How do I get my Macbook Pro back to normal and keep all my files when I'm in “macOS Recovery”?

My "Notes" app was non-responsive and lagging so I manually shut down my MacBook Pro by pressing down the off button for several seconds (It's from 2013 or older and I think I have OS X Mavericks or ...
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Recover deleted folder [duplicate]

My girlfriend deleted a few days ago large folder from desktop with 40G. She erased the recycle bin also. She didn't download anything big since then. We would like to recover it with Mojave, I read ...
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Does an apple remote wipe leave a bootable OS if the firmware password is set?

My friend has a mac which has some malware on it, we want to wipe the whole disk and create a fresh install. However the firmware password is set and she has no idea what it is. The apple store ...
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Where is the recovery partition's apps located, and how can I access it?

Does anyone know where the recovery partitions apps are located/how to access it without rebooting into it? I'm not talking about doing computer-name:~ username$ diskutil list /dev/disk# (external, ...
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macbook recovery mode not working

i have a macbook pro 2015 13inch retina display running macOS highsieara and there is a problem ! when i use the command "diskutil list" it shows me 2 disks (disk0 & disk1) and unlike what i've ...
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iPhone data recovery after restoring using iTunes without back up

By mistake my wife connected to iTunes and restored iPhone with mine iPhones backup. She lost all data from her iPhone and now I can't recovery her data because it never backed up to iTunes or iCloud. ...
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UNTRUSTED_CERT_TITLE trying to install Sierra

I'm trying to reinstall macOS Sierra from the recovery partition, and I'm getting an error when it is checking for eligibility The computer that I'm using is most definitely a Mac, and I can't use ...
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Is it possible to recreate the recovery partition in single user mode?

I was building a Franken MacBook Pro ~2012 from some old computer parts I had lying around. It is an old body that had HD issues, an HD from a MAC that was won't turn on due to a bad power button ...
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Does a normal iTunes backup instead of the iCloud one save the wifi passwords?

In case I restore my phone or change for a brand new.
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Recovery Volume mounted in `/Volumes` after checking for updates

From my understanding, with the new APFS system for macOS, the Recovery volume mounts itself briefly when it checks for updates; however the Recovery Volume on my MacBook Air is still mounted in /...
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Install OS again without mouse

I have to install my OS again from scratch but the mouse/trackpad doesn't work in Recovery mode (I can't access a session to edit anything as the computer has no OS at all right now). I managed to ...
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“Volume contains an OS X installation which may be damaged”

After I formatted my disk (instead of just erasing the volume), I struggled to reinstall Mac OS 10.11 (El Capitan) on my early-2009 Mac Mini (10.11 being the latest supported version.) I tried ...
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How to create a bootable disk for an older Mac? [duplicate]

The file system on an older Mac mini (early 2009, latest supported OS 10.11) got corrupt, and disk utilities ended up in an infinity verify-can't-repair loop. Thanks to a insightful tip I could mount ...
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Is it possible to use Python while in Recovery Mode?

Is it possible to access a Python terminal while in Recovery Mode? $ /Volumes/macOS/usr/bin/python python: posix_spawn: /System/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.7/Resources/Python....
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Repair Drive with Broken Partition Map

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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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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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 ...