Page 2 – Installing Your New Recovery Partition and Tidying Up
Installing Your New Recovery Partition
Once the disk scan is done, the recovery creation process can start. Click on Continue to keep moving forward.
Recovery Partition Creator will ask what version of OS X or macOS you have. Select the correct option to proceed.
Next, Recovery Partition Creator will ask you to locate your operating system install file. This will usually be in Applications, so find it and click on it. Then you can click Choose.
Time for a cup of coffee while Recovery Partition Creator installs the recovery partition.
During the installation, you might notice a volume called OS X Install ESD appear on your desktop, along with an open Finder window. This is perfectly normal. Yes, this is called OS X Install ESD even in macOS Sierra.
At last, your recovery partition should be successfully created. Click OK to exit the script.
To test whether it’s worked, you can reboot your Mac and hold Command-R to boot into Recovery Mode.
When you’re in Recovery Mode, let’s tidy up our security and make sure everything stays safe and sound. If you disabled SIP earlier, let’s enable it again. Launch Utilities > Terminal, and enter the following command:
Then, reboot your Mac and get back to work (or play.)
Special thanks to Dan Frakes at Macworld for his excellent introduction to the Recovery Partition Creator script.