How to create a recovery partition on your Mac


Recovery partition is a built-in recovery system of your Mac that helps you to start your Mac in recovery mode and use its utilities to recover some software issues on your Mac. However, MacOS offers a built-in recovery partition that get created automatically during installation and stored in a hidden section of your Mac’s hard drive.  With this recovery mode, you may recover a failed Mac by holding “Cmd + R” during startup of your system. But sometimes recovery partition does not created automatically. In such a case you need to create manually. Here, we will provide you some easy steps to create a recovery partition on your Mac.

You may easily create a recovery partition for your Mac by following the below given steps:

  • Create a full backup of your Mac.
  • In order to re download the installer file for the High Sierra MacOS , you need a removable drive of at least 8 GB free storage capacity.
  • This removable drive must be formatted, if it is not then you may format it by following the below given steps:
  • Go to Applications > Utilities and open Disk Utility.




  • Select the drive and click “Erase.”
  • Select “Mac OS Extended (Journaled)” as the format type and then click “Erase.”




  • After formatting your hard drive, go to Mac store and search for High Sierra and click Download.
  • If your system already has OS X 10.13, you may get a warning message: “Would you like to continue?” click “Continue.”




  • Type in your Apple ID and password when prompted. The installer is about 5GB, so downloading may take some time.
  • After completing the download, the installer will launch automatically, but you need not to use it yet, so press “Cmd + Q” to close the installer.
  • Locate the installer file in application folder and save it to an external flash drive.
  • Next you need to create a bootable USB disk so that you may install a new copy of High Sierra on the Mac from the flash drive.
  • In order to create bootable USB disk, connect the removable drive to your Mac and rename it if you want.
  • Make sure that High Sierra installer is in its default location in your main Applications folder.
  • Now , copy the below given text command:

sudo /Applications/Install\ macOS\ High\ –volume /Volumes/Untitled –applicationpath /Applications/Install\ macOS\ High\ –nointeraction

  • Go to Applications > Utilities and double-click Terminal to launch it.
  • Paste the copied text command into Terminal and hit “Enter.”




  • Enter your admin password and hit “Enter” again.
  • If you get the message “To continue we need to erase the disk at /Volumes/Untitled”. If you want to continue type (Y) then press enter, if not, then you will get “Copy complete and done message” (This process may take up to half an hour).
  • After completing the above given steps, remove the USB or removable drive and keep it in safe place.

Now read: How to use Time Machine to back up and restore your Mac


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