seem to have deleted my recovery partition, how can i restore it?

Discussion in 'OS X El Capitan (10.11)' started by madeirabhoy, Aug 13, 2015.

  1. madeirabhoy macrumors 6502a

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    this must be my 10th new post in so many days, as it seems that from installing windows 10, every day i have a problem, i post on here, someone helpful tells me how to fix it, which leads to another problem...

    so, to fix my misbehaving windows 10 partition i deleted it but it didnt give me back the space and my partitions messed up, so i backed up to time machine and started up from interenet recovery and repartitioned and then reinstalled from time machine back up.

    and all seems fine except, there's definitely not any recovery partition there any more. starting up with command R gets me internet recovery, which is okay, but slower and uses older software...


    someone gave a tip in terminal to show the partition would still be there, but its not....

    Last login: Thu Aug 13 08:46:56 on console


    Johns-iMac:~ jt$ diskutil list

    /dev/disk0 (internal, physical):

    #: TYPE NAME SIZE IDENTIFIER

    0: GUID_partition_scheme *1.0 TB disk0

    1: EFI EFI 209.7 MB disk0s1

    2: Apple_HFS Macintosh HD 999.9 GB disk0s2

    /dev/disk1 (external, physical):

    #: TYPE NAME SIZE IDENTIFIER

    0: GUID_partition_scheme *3.0 TB disk1

    1: EFI EFI 314.6 MB disk1s1

    2: Apple_HFS hugedisc 3.0 TB disk1s2

    /dev/disk2 (external, physical):

    #: TYPE NAME SIZE IDENTIFIER

    0: FDisk_partition_scheme *2.0 TB disk2

    1: Windows_NTFS bigdisc 2.0 TB disk2s1

    /dev/disk3 (internal, physical):

    #: TYPE NAME SIZE IDENTIFIER

    0: J_CCSA_X64FRE_EN-US... *4.1 GB disk3

    Johns-iMac:~ jt$ diskutil cs list

    No CoreStorage logical volume groups found

    Johns-iMac:~ jt$




    how would i get it back?
     
  2. sibelius101 macrumors newbie

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    Have you ever made a clone with Carbon Copy Cloner? If you have it will restore just the recovery partition for you.
     
  3. madeirabhoy thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    no i havent. just time machine.
     
  4. Evren Carven macrumors regular

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    If there is no backup for this partition, it's hard to get it back. Do you have any data in the recovery partition? To recover data from a deleted partition, you should use a backup file to restore or you should use a third party recovery utility to get them back.
     
  5. madeirabhoy thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    chers in the end i restarted from internet recovery, reinstalled OS X, it would only install lion. decided to forgo the el capitan beta but installed yosemite, hey presto recovery mode back, sound back, reinstalled windows 10 from bootcamp but immediately disabled the hfs+ driver and now, all good.
     

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