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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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MacOS 10.14.4 update failing to fully load and cycling through boot attempts but not loading requiring full recovery

Noobie here. I have tried to update my iMacPro Desktop to MacOS 10.14.4 and each time I do so it stalls part way through the update process and loops between Boot and Shut Down. Each time this ...
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Enable “mouse keys” booted to installer/recovery?

The installer/recovery partition MAKES you connect a mouse. Is there any way to bypass this requirement (and enable mouse keys) while booted to the Mac Installer / Recovery partition?
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Different ways to update to SSD with a time machine

I have a MacBook Pro running Mountain Lion. I am updating to an SSD without a SATA to USB cable. , just sticking the SSD in an installing the OS. I have a recent time machine I have done some research ...
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Can’t Boot My 10.14.3 Mac Pro Into Internal Recovery Mode

< 3.5 GHz, 6-Core Mac Pro (MacPro6,1) with 16GB RAM and D700 GPUs, running macOS 10.14.3 > Greetings, folks! I am baffled that I cannot boot my Mac into Recovery Mode after a clean install of 10....
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2nd hand iMac with no OS

I have just got a second hand iMac (Core 2 Duo 2.4 20" Mid 2007) Which has been fully wiped. I have connected it to wifi and am trying to install OS X by using the reinstall option but when I log in ...
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Apple ID locked - reset password

So my son forgot the password of email and Apple ID password. When we go to reset, after we enter the Apple ID, it says it will send instructions by email to ****@icloud.com He can't get in his email ...
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Professional Data Recovery solution: what to use?

I have a LaCie P9227 2TB drive partitioned 500GB for Time Machine and 1.5TB for Archive purposes. Two days ago the disk started failing (DriveDx utility indicated it as Failing), the TM partition ...
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Tried to fix filesystem type: FFFFFFFF-FFFF-FFFF-FFFF-FFFFFFFFFFFF and probably made it worse

I have a MacBook Air 11 inch which I recently tried to install Linux on with a swap partition and a root partition. In my stupidity I used the “disks” program under “try ubuntu now” to delete the ...
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Bootcamp partition error

Bootcamp says your disk could not be partitioned please check disk utility. I don’t have time machine backup or automatic. I don’t have local thinsnapshots and I don’t have fire vault turned on. It’s ...
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Lost the Option to Boot into macOS After Quitting Internet Recovery (Bootcamp)

Background story: I have a MacBook Pro ("Core i7" 2.6 15" Touch/Mid-2018 2.6 GHz Core i7 (I7-8850H)) with Windows 10 installed using bootcamp. I am not sure about the macOS version, but it must be ...
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Mac OSX Command-R Recovery Mode - “rm” is ineffective even in read/write mode?

I have a mac with low disk space, that failed to update, and displays an OSX install error on boot. How can I delete some files, so the update can complete? I can boot this in recovery mode with ...
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Reformatting Woes

I'm running a Mac Pro 5.1 with a GTX 970 and a GT 120 installed. I've just wiped the SSD and now I'm stuck wrangling with MacOS's hyper-specific install requirements. High Sierra won't let me install ...
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Macbook turns off after a minute – not in safe mode, but in all recovery modes

Problem My friend's Macbook Pro Retina Early 2015 turns off abruptly to a black screen (as far as I can tell without logs) after booting. Takes ca. 1 minute. The last thing he remembers doing ...
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Recovery Mode not Normal

I am working on my macbook pro (2012). I let a colleague borrow it for some work, and they did some weird things with it, but it looked ok when I shut it down yesterday. When I tried to boot it up ...
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Unable to boot or do internet recovery

I have with me a Mac Mini Late 2012 model (Core i5, 6630M). It was running like a champ despite its age but recently while watching Netflix, the screen had a glitch and hung. I force restarted it. ...
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Clean install of El Capitan on an older iMac? [duplicate]

I have an old iMac (Mid-2007 Core 2 Duo, A1225) that our workgroup is retiring. My colleague wants to use it for her son. I migrated all data to a new iMac, wiped the drive, and initiated reinstall ...
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MacBook Pro won't boot from USB installer or go into recovery. Tried everything

Hi I have a MacBook Pro (15-inch, Mid 2012) that won't boot using any method. Around 6 months ago, the mac started making loud scratching sounds, but they stopped after a day or so. However, a few ...
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Reinstalling mac in recovery mod without internet connection

One day my mac suddenly closed and after that when I wanted to login, it always shuts down while loading the main user on the login page. I want to reinstall is x without using my data so I started ...
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Internet recovery mode: Always restart after download complete

Please help :(. I have a problem with my macbook pro md101 2012 when i work with it then my mac is suddenly die by itself. When i turn it on it show a kernel panic, and when i log in it just stuck in ...
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Macbook Pro 15" 2010 - Power Button & Keyboard Not working- cannot reset PR ram or access recovery

A While back, my macbook that doesn't have a power button or keyboard working (Water damage) - has been working fine. (I just use a bluetooth keyboard, and whenever i plug the power adaptor in, it ...
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iMac late 2009 new ssd install

So I’ve read through a lot of “new install” threads and all are pretty much the same...use internet recovery or cmd+r on boot up. But here’s my issue. My old hdd crashed so I don’t have anything ...
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Unable to install OS X from internet recovery

Had a computer working normally at work at last use. Wanted to reinstall OS from scratch. Went into internet recovery, deleted the computer's main drive. Now I am attempting to install the OS X ...
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MacBook Pro 2011 with fuzzy screen won’t boot

I can’t boot into Safe Mode. Also tried recovery mode, but it won’t load. Tried internet recovery mode - no good. ☹️ I'm unsure if this is related to the fuzzy screen (see image above). I've also ...
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How to fix misnamed filesystem in GPT?

I restructured my drive in Windows messing up my partition table as the software I used did not recognize apfs. In Mac recovery mode disk0s2 is recognised as a Linux Filesystem. It won't let me run ...
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iPhone “disabled” when trying to enter recovery mode

I forgot my iPhone's lock code. I don't believe I have an iCloud/Find my iPhone configured on there. I never synced with iTunes. I'm fine with deleting all the content on the device. I tried ...
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Mac OS reinstall - nothing happens after I enter log/pass for Apple Account

I'm trying to reinstall the OS on a very old Imac, and I have a strange problem. Sorry, the text on the screenshot is not in English, but I explain everything in the text. I restarted the IMac using ...
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Mac asks me to run Disk Utility in Recovery, while in Recovery

I have a WD EasyStore Drive, and for some reason it was bugging out with Time Machine today. I decided to run First Aid on the drive and it found a corruption it wanted me to fix via Recovery mode. ...
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How do I recover lost photos from iCloud. They are not in recently deleted

My sister has lost upwards of 400 pictures in an accidental deleting spree. She deleted the photos from her iPhone and it chose to delete it from iCloud too, which is not a big deal in itself, but ...
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The recovery server could not be contacted while installing Mojave

Just needed a bit of help debugging. This is a machine that came with Yosemite OS and I had updated to Mojave. So I want to wipe and install a new Mojave on it because you can't install Yosemite on ...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...