Starting with Disk Drill 3, anyone can create a bootable Mac OS X drive in a matter of minutes. Make sure you have an extra storage device, which is at least 2GB in size. Connect it to any Mac, run Disk Drill and use the 'Create Boot Drive' option on the main toolbar.
Disk Drill let's you run all its data recovery algorithms via a bootable Mac USB drive. This ensures the maximum amount of data stays intact during the recovery process, and other background processes or the operating system itself do not overwrite any recoverable pieces of information. Please note: Disk Drill does not provide any option to create bootable CD/DVD drives due to them becoming less popular and accessible in modern computers.
Because Recovery didn't work, the fastest way to install fresh is to make or borrow a macOS installer on a USB flash drive or a disk drive.
As you know, Apple releases a new OS X operating system every year, and the new OS X can only be downloaded via the Mac App Store (currently OS X Yosemite). The older versions of OS X are still supported by Apple, but it should be more difficult to download. My following tip can help you easily download and create USB installer for OS X – Yosemite, Mavericks, Mountain Lion, and Lion.
Before doing, you need to prepare 2 things:
- An USB – at least 8Gb or higher.
- A MacBook to run Disk Utility in OS X.
How to create USB installer for Mac OS X
Step 1: Download installer of OS X Yosemite, Mavericks, Mountain Lion, and Lion
We are still able to download Yosemite from Apple store:
Go to Mac Apple Store > use your Apple ID and login > Find and download OS X Yosemite. After downloading, OS X Yosemite Installerwill appear in /Applications. To get the InstallESD.DMG, go to Application > right mouse on OS X Yosemite > select “Show Package Contents“.
OS X – Mavericks, Mountain Lion, and Lion can be downloaded through Torrent method:
Firstly, Get μTorrent or Folx Pro (Folx Pro 3 full version download), then use following torrent file to download the OS X version you desire.
- Download OS X Lion 10.7.5 (4,3 GB) – Torrent.
- Download OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.5 (4,1 GB)- Torrent.
- Download OS X Mavericks 10.9.5 (4,9 GB)- Torrent.
- Download OS X Yosemite 10.10.2 (5,3 GB)- Torrent.
Step 2: Format and make USB bootable
1. Plug USB into Macbook and run Disk Utility > Select the USB drive in the left side > Click on Erase > Choose Mac OS Extended (Journaled) format > Apply.
2. Go to Partition tab > Select 1 Partition at Partition Layout.
3. Change the name to Untitled 1 from Untitled > Click on Option.
5. Choose GUID Partition Table and click OK.
Open your Downloads folder and double click on the zip file. Double click on the Mailbutler installer file to open. Confirm the installation by clicking Open. Click the button to move Mailbutler into your Applications Folder. If requested, click OK to give permission to install Mailbutler. Mailbutler tutorial. Questions › Outlook for Mac 2019 0 Vote Up Vote Down Linda Cash asked 3 days ago Hi there – I have followed all the instructions to download Mailbutler for Outlook however I cannot see that the plug-in has installed – there is no evidence in my Outlook mail client.
6. Click on Apply to format USB > End the Disk Utility when the process is completed.
Step 3: Make USB OS X installer
Run OS X installer.DMG download in step 1 to mount it’s virtual hard drive into system > Launch Disk Utility, select the right USB in the left side > Click pn Restore > Drag and drop OS X installer.DMG into Source > Drag and drop USB into Destination > Click on Restore button.
After the restore process is completed, we have obtained the USB stick containing the installer of OS X Lion, Mountain Lion, Mavericks, or Yosemite at your choice.
Notice: Once the USB stick should only contain one OS X installer version. You should have several USB stick if you want to create many installers.