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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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I cannot get out of recovery mode (OS X Utilities) by resetting or reinstalling the OS

I bought a used iMac and when I turn it on I am shown the OS X Utilities screen. I would like to install the operating system but I cannot do so. I have tried everything suggested on other questions ...
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Just fixed my lcd screen and finds out that my iphone is on recovery mode and combo buttons do nothing also itunes/pc [on hold]

My iphone 5S only pop up recovery mode when plugged in charger.Meanwhile, Wake/Home buttons doesn't respond and Pc/Itunes doesn't recognize my iphone.I already leave it while charging and it keep ...
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How to restore MacBook Pro to factory settings? Prohibited sign on boot

Because I am selling my old MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2011) and, for this reason, restore it to the factory settings. I have followed the steps for this. First the discs were erased which only partially ...
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Accidentally overwrote encrypted external drive (Mac OS)

So I was rushed (and being careless) and accidentally copied about 80 MB of a Raspberry PI image (SD card formatted extfs) over my external USB drive (4TB) that was formatted and encrypted (using Disk ...
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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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How can I find the product key of Office 2011 after restoring from backup?

I had to restore my iMac from a Time Machine backup. Everything seemed fine until I tried to start Office 2011 and it is asking me to re-enter my product key. I am trying to locate my key (I believe ...
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Why can't I access all commands in recovery mode?

When I'm trying to run terminal commands in recovery mode on my MacBook Pro, most commands just won't work even if I'm root (the last character of the default(PS1) prompt is a '#'). So why is this and ...
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How do I Install macOS Sierra from Terminal in Recovery?

I tried installing macOS High Sierra but it failed. Probably because I have WD Black2 Dual Drive (120gb SSD + 1tb HDD). I would like to reinstall macOS Sierra, and I have the installation file on ...
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Macbook restarts when logging in

My Macbook Pro (Mid-2015, Mojave) restarts after I type my password to log in. The progress bar fills to about three-quarters before this happens. I have tried: Resetting PRAM Resetting SMC ...
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MacBook Air not booting, Boot loader not available, Internet recovery not available

Recently I tried to factory reset my Mid 2012 MacBook Air. In order to do that: I booted into Recovery mode with Command + R. Then navigated to Disk utility and Erased Macintosh HD. Then I restarted ...
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After deleting kali linux partition, macOS partition startup Volume type FFFFFFFF-FFFF-FFFF-FFFF-FFFFFFFFFFFF [duplicate]

First of all I know this problem and similar problems have been solved before, but I had tried the solutions from the other posts and I didn’t have luck. I know klanomath has a lot of experience and ...
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macOS: Can another user recover files I've deleted?

I currently live with someone that I think may be recovering files I emptied from the Trash. It's their computer, they are admin, and I have a standard account. I just want to know are they capable of ...
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APFS Container is corrupt beyond what I can find online - but Data Recovery software finds my things just fine?

I've followed guide after guide and nobody on the Internet has gotten errors as simple as I have. I've managed to use gdisk to change the partition type to the APFS it is meant to be, but it still won'...
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Deleted hard drive results in Windows recovery screen

I have a late 2014 Mac Mini. I did go into recovery mode (Option + r) and did delete the hard drive. Then I screwed up and restartet the Mac Mini instead of going back to the list from Option+r menu ...
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13'' 2011 MacBook Air: Stuck at blank gray screen, no boot option working

I have a 13" 2011 MacBook Air A1369 stuck on a grey screen. When I startup I can hear the chime and the computer proceed to go to a blank gray screen immediately. The screen has no Apple logo or ...
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csrutil: command not found

I am using a Mid 2012 MacBook and recently upgraded it to OS X 10.11 El Capitan. I was having trouble with it's new SIP feature and wanted to disable it. I tried to boot into OS X Internet Recovery ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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Could not create a Preboot Volume for APFS install

So I have this issue when trying to reinstall macOS in the recovery, but when I tried to reinstall "Could not create a preboot volume for APFS install" comes up. I came across this solution which ...
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How can I prevent sleep in OSX Recovery mode?

I'm doing a disk backup in OSX Recovery Mode and it sleeps. In sleep mode, the backup stops dead. Hot corners do nothing. Sleep seems to kick in after 30 seconds - unsupportable for backing up 850 ...
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Duet Display install caused reboot to hang on High Sierra

I tried to install the app 'Duet Display' today. It was always troublesome on my Windows PC, so I was disappointed to see it wasn't working very well on my new MBP 2017 13" w/ TB as well. The ...
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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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Why is there no 'Recovery HD' listed when holding 'option' on startup, however, 'Recovery HD' is shown in terminal with 'diskutil list' command?

When I hold 'option' during boot I only am shown a 'Macintosh HD' disk to boot from. There is no 'Recovery HD' available. Using the 'diskutil list' command in terminal reveals that I do have a ...
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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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macOS partition startup Volume type FFFFFFFF-FFFF-FFFF-FFFF-FFFFFFFFFFFF

I have encountered a nearly identical issue to the one in this question (and this too: Data Not Backed Up, Partition Type: FFFFFFFF-FFFF-FFFF-FFFF-FFFFFFFFFFFF), but my hard drive's main partition is ...
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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How to clean computer from recovery mode terminal? Stopped working after had about 33MB left

How to clean computer from recovery mode terminal? Stopped working after had about 33MB left. Now is loading until middle and stuck, then shut down automatically. In recovery mode I have a terminal, ...
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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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No disk to erase in Disk Utility Internet Recovery

Earlier today, my MacBook Pro 2013 went to the grey screen of death (folder flashing with the question mark) and now won't boot up. I started internet recovery all fine, but when I went to reinstall ...
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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. ...