UPDATE!!! Version 3.8 – http://musings.silvertooth.us/2014/07/recovery-partition-creator-3-8/
I updated the program this afternoon to work with Mavericks. I had to add some extra dialog boxes so that it would work with 10.9. That said, I also added a skip option to the disk check since it was a requested feature. You should check your disks unless you have a specific reason not to. At any rate the new version is available below. As always, you will need to have the Mac OS X Installer to create the recovery partition.
A few notes on the process.
Be patient with the program. I have noticed that sometimes it takes up too 2 or 3 minutes for some of the dialog boxes to appear. I am not sure why this is which is probably why I should re-write this in Objective-C. Once you get the progress box let it run through. The recovery disk creation can take up to 5 mins. If you open the terminal and type “diskutil list” you should be able to tell if it has at least started or created the recovery partition. It should look like below.
My biggest advice is too watch the little applescript icon in the dock once you launch the program. It will bounce up and down when something needs attention. As long as it is down there the script should be doing something. If it disappears then the process either completed or broke.
If any of you are running OS 10.7 or 10.8 can you let me know if the program still works with those versions.
Keywords: Recovery Volume Partition Create Drive Missing OS X Lion 10.7 10.8 10.9 Mavericks