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Quick Steps to Create a Recovery USB Drive for macOS Mojave

Creating recovery drive Mojave

Very much like the older versions of Mac OS, you can easily create a recovery drive for Mac OS Mojave. So, if you’re looking for ways to create a recovery USB drive for Mac OS Mojave, you are in the right place. It’s pretty simple to do, so let’s jump right in to find the requirements to create a recovery USB flash drive.

Requirements needed to create a USB recovery drive for Mac Mojave

  • A USB flash drive (preferably 16GB or higher)
  • Mojave installer
  • A Mac compatible with Mac OS Mojave

Note: If you have downloaded the Mojave installer earlier and used it to update your Mac, the installer file would have deleted itself after an update. In that case, please use a fresh Mojave installer from the Mac App Store.

Procedure to create a USB recovery drive for Mac OS Mojave

Before you begin with the process of creating a USB recovery drive, it is important to understand that the USB will be erased and formatted in order to become a recovery disk. So, make sure you backup data on the USB drive before starting and then follow the steps below.

  1. Download the latest version of Mac OS Mojave from the App Store and save it in /Applications Directory
  2. Plug in the USB drive to the same Mac. Format the USB to make it compatible with your Mac if it is not already
  3. Then go to Applications > Utilities > Terminal to open the Terminal application
  4. In the Terminal, type the following command sudo (drag and drop the installation media file) –volume (drag and drop the USB drive to identify its location)
  1. Hit Return and enter the password when prompted

The installation process will begin and installer files will be copied to the USB flash drive. This process may take anywhere around 20 to 30 minutes. After the process is complete, you are ready to use the USB flash drive as a Mojave installer or a recovery drive.

Data recovery from Mac’s

Usually, before you perform an OS installation or a format, a usual course of action is to back up your data first. In that case, after the installation is complete, backed up data is restored and all will be good.

However, if the OS reinstall is not planned and you are doing it to recover from a crash or other disasters, then you may not have a backup in place. In that case, data recovery software like Remo Recover can be of great help. It is designed to recover data after OS reinstallation from your Mac devices. It can also recover data after formatting/partitioning drives on your Mac. So if you are looking to recover data in any of these circumstances, Remo Recover is a perfect choice for you.

This software also offers a file recovery version that allows you to recover deleted or lost files. Refer the link find missing files on Mac for details on the recovery process.

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