Will upgrading to Mavericks fix my recovery partition?

Discussion in 'OS X Mavericks (10.9)' started by calabi, Nov 2, 2013.

  1. calabi macrumors regular

    Dec 28, 2007
    Hello all!

    This year I moved to an SSD and used SuperDuper to clone to my operating system drive over, now I realise I have no recovery partition and cannot create a partition myself.

    I'm still on Mountain Lion and was wondering if upgrading to Mavericks will restore/fix the recovery partition as part of the upgrade process?

    Thanks for reading!

  2. MacBH928 macrumors 68030


    May 17, 2008
    I can be wrong, but I think to install the recovery partition you need to do a clean install. Back up your information to an external HDD , do a fresh install, then use Migration Assistant to bring back your settings and files.

    Thats one way I know how to do it. You can also install the recovery partition on an external USB stick or CD, but I am not exactly sure how that works.
  3. Bruno09 macrumors 68020

    Aug 24, 2013
    Far from here
    Yes it will : when the recovery partition is missing (BTW : Carbon Copy Cloner does copy the Recovery partition...), reinstalling the same OS (Mountain Lion), or installing a new OS (Mavericks) will create the Recovery parition.
  4. tywebb13 macrumors 68020

    Apr 21, 2012
  5. calabi thread starter macrumors regular

    Dec 28, 2007
    Perfect! Thank you all for your comments. I upgraded to Mavericks yesterday and sure enough I've got my recovery partition back!

    Great news!

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