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August 30, 2011

Lion Recovery Disk Assistant Tool

The Lion Recovery Disk Assistant lets you create Lion Recovery on an external drive that has all of the same capabilities as the built-in Lion Recovery: reinstall Lion, repair the disk using Disk Utility, restore from a Time Machine backup, or browse the web with Safari.
Note: In order to create an external Lion Recovery using the Lion Recovery Assistant, the Mac must have an existing Recovery HD.

Requirements to use Lion Recovery Disk Assistant:
  • Mac running OS X 10.7 Lion with an existing Recovery HD partition – if you have installed Mac OS X Lion you have this
  • An external USB hard drive or flash drive with at least 1GB of free disk space to hold the Recovery drive
Download  Here

Creating the Lion Recovery Disk

After you download the Utility follow the instruction below:
  • Plug a USB flash drive or external hard drive into your Mac
  • Launch Recovery Disk Assistant and select the drive
  • Wait about 5 minutes to copy the Recovery HD data over to the disk


When the Lion Recovery Disk Assistant completes, the new partition will not be visible in the Finder or Disk Utility. To access Lion Recovery, reboot the computer while holding the Option key. Select Recovery HD from the Startup Manager. 

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