New User/HomeDirectory Fix package – NewUserTemplateFixes

LocalMCX Package – Local-MCX-Package

Legacy Recovery Volume Creator version 2.0.5 – RecoveryImageCreator

Recovery Partition Creator 3.8 – RecoveryPartitionCreator3.8

Recovery Partition Creator 4.x – Recovery Partition Creator 4.x

Filevault Key Escrow Script v.1.0.5 – FVEncryptionEscrow

Filevault Key Escrow Script v.2.0.1 Mtn. Lion Only – FVEncryptionEscrow2

Cascading SUS Server Setup v1.0 – CascadingServerSetupv1.0

Bluetooth Audio Quality Changer v1.1

Java 1.6 JNLP Launcher 

OS X Bootable Media Creator 1.25


  1. Arniedafinn says:

    Unable to get mountain lion to install correctly. Checking the web and saw you have a solution to the “No Recovery” problem.

  2. Mel says:

    Thank you for this nifty little tool – I did not want to have to re-install Mountain Lion. I had no issues running the app – easy instructions; created the Recovery Partition and tested the created partition – works.

  3. Chris says:

    Gone from a firmware password lock-out and no recovery partition to a perfectly working recovery partition and an external flash pen recovery disk. Your script for Lion worked like a dream, thanks very much Chris for sharing your talents!

  4. will says:

    can the recovery partition creator be used to update or rebuild the recovery hd?

  5. Keith says:

    Your 3.7 version of the Recovery HD create tool works great with Mountain Lion 10.8.5. Just created one on a USB external SuperDuper clone of 10.8.5. It’s bootable and works as expected. Thank you!

  6. Gerps says:

    I have an “hdiutil eject failed” message and the partition is not created. Running Mountain Lion and Recovery Partition Creator 3.5. Any clues? 3.7 just exists (crash?)

  7. Alice says:

    I have a corrupt recovery partition on a Mavericks drive. Does your latest version of your recovery volume creator work with Mavericks?

  8. B says:

    I tired the Recovery Partition Creator 3.7 on Mavericks 10.9.1, and it worked perfectly. On my first try, it couldn’t create a Recovery Partition and it was due to my own mistake. On the second try, it worked without any problems, and it magically created the Recovery Partition. Thank you very much, and I appreciate your hard work. Happy Holidays, and the best wishes for 2014.



  9. dglenh12 says:

    I started this whole process because my AHT disappeared when I upgraded to Mt.L. After scouring hours of threads I found your Partition creator that worked like a champ on my mid 2010 MBP running 10.8.5. It didn’t put back AHT diagnosis though so I kept looking. I soon found a thread with a post by Jasric89 where he wrote a new AHT pkg that reinstalls to your recovery partition. ( With your tool and his tool my computer has sucessfully run AHT from the “d” press command at startup. Thank you for all your hard work!!!

  10. IO says:

    Seems Recovery Partition Creator 3.7 will not open on MacOS X 10.9.1… Can you verify?

  11. Mark says:

    Hey just wanted to say great job on the script. I work in an environment where we use a ‘standard load’ which is installed via the Disk Utility. Apparently, this method of installing the OS does not include the recovery console. I have recently been tasked with testing out FileVault functionality which requires the Recovery Console be installed. Ran you script version 3.5 on my MBP running 10.8, pointed to the “install OSX Mountain” and everything is working properly now. Great work.

  12. Mac Frank says:

    Hi, I am trying to create the recovery partition on a MBP mid 2012.
    I installed the OS with a USB drive, and now when I launch you utility it asks where the “OS installer” is.
    Don’t know what to answer 🙁

    Note that I have to access this MBP via Teamviewer because I’ll be away from home for a while, but I’d like to restore “find my mac” on the machine.

    OS is 10.9.2 updated

    Thanks, Frank

    • Christopher Silvertooth says:

      You need the full installer downloaded from the App Store. It should be called “Install OS X Mavericks” and is usually found in your Applications folder. If you don’t have that you will need to re-download from the App Store.


  13. Hey thanks!
    The 3.7 work perfectly on Mavericks 10.9.2
    There is an option to create the “Recovery Partiotion” without The installer media?

    Do you know where can I download alternative media (free installer OS X media – only for the recovery partition)?

  14. Alex K says:

    Does it work with Yosemite, too?

    • Christopher Silvertooth says:

      Great ? I will have to give it a go on my yosemite install after I back it up? I will get back to you on whether it works or not.


  15. Chris says:

    Using Mavericks 10.9.3. I had to install a new HDD as the old one died on me. Lost the Recovery drive and could not enable “Find My Mac”. Downloaded the mavericks installer from the app store, downloaded this app, and it worked flawlessly. Thanks for doing this!

  16. adarkenigma says:

    please update it for Yosemite DP6 is already out. thanks for your great work.

    • Christopher Silvertooth says:

      I will work on Yosemite support soon. I had to move laptops so I haven’t had a chance to re-download Yosemite.


  17. TRH says:

    Don’t use this on ANY FUSION drive or it will break! I learned the hard way…

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  19. Richard Costanzo says:

    I was directed here by SuperDuper in order to make a bootable recovery thumb flash drive in case I need it to restore the system. I am running 10.9.5 Mavericks which was pre-installed on a late 2013 iMac which I just purchased. Therefore, the Mavericks OS is not available to me under purchases at the App store so I cannot download it from there. How do I proceed in using your software to make the recovery thumb drive?

  20. Danny says:

    Hi Chris
    Is Recovery Partition Creator 3.8 supposed to work with Lion (10.7.5)? I keep getting an error when opening.
    The link for the legacy version is returning a 404 error so I couldn’t try this one.

    • Christopher Silvertooth says:

      Not sure how I lost the old file. I have fixed the link so it should work now.

      Thanks for the heads up.


  21. Nuno Cruz says:

    Just to make sure: Recovery Partition Creator 3.8 can be used at Mavericks 10.9.5?
    Best Regards

  22. michael says:

    Hi, will this work on 10.10.3? When I run it , it confirms that I am running 10.10.3 ;but the options I get later after choosing the Yosemite installer from the app says only says 10.8, or 10.9 for the last confirmation before running. I did not proceed. can you confirm if it will work. thank you.

  23. Sam Williams says:

    I upgraded from Snow Leopard to Yosemite on a late 2011 MBP. Then I restored to a 500G Hybrid. Everything works but no Recovery Partition. Downloaded Recovery Partition Creator 3.8. It asks for the Yosemite Installer location. I can’t find that. I do have a TimeMachine backup of the old disk – created after Yosemite was installed. Would that help?

    • Christopher Silvertooth says:

      You need to re-download the installer from the app store. After an upgrade of the OS it deletes the installer to save room on your hard drive.

  24. Sam Williams says:

    El Capitan came out. Downloaded that, used that installer. Now I have a partition. Thank you.

  25. Frank Fowlkes says:

    I was running Windows 10 on the Bootcamp partition prior to El Capiton on Yosemite. I upgraded to El Capitan and now can no longer access Windows 10. The partition is there-just can’t boot into it. Apparently El Capitan modified the MBR and booting into Windows is no longer an option. Will your program assist in fixing this problem? If not, do you have any suggestions? Thanks

  26. Brian Bram says:

    Awesome! Worked as described! Thanks very much!

  27. Morten Pedersen says:

    When I run it on OS X 10.9.5 it stops after having chosen disk to create recovery partion on with:
    The command exited with a non-zero status.

    What can be the reason and is there a way to fix it?

  28. Martin says:

    Just to verify, can it be used for El Capitan?

    • Martin says:

      I tested it and it works also under El Capitan. When prompted I selected 10.9. The whole process took few minutes (excluding the time to get the installer for the OS)

  29. Mark Newton says:

    This just worked perfectly for me on a Mac running El Capitan 10.11.3, with a few points to note:
    i) You may be warned that your version of OSX is not supported by this utility. Ignore the warning.
    ii) You need to point the utility to your original El Capitan Update as the source for the recovery partition files. If you don’t have \Applications\Install OSX El, you can force the Mac App Store to re-download the El Capitan Update by holding down the option key and clicking the Purchased icon at the top of the App Store window (the app button will change from “Downloaded” to “Download”.
    iii) You need to trust the scripts and be patient. There are lots of times whether the scripts don’t give any feedback that they are running, but if you are patient they will work.
    Many thanks to ‘Musings’!

  30. Stefano says:

    Can I use version 4.0.1 to repair my existing recovery partition? I don’t want to create a new one.
    When i try to boot in recovery my macbook shuts down. Also it is labelled as 10.11.1 but i have os x 10.11.5 (macbook aluminium late 2008)

    • Christopher Silvertooth says:

      It will replace the entire recovery partition so in a sense that should repair it.


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