How to Make a Recovery Drive on Mac with Stellar Data Recovery Software?

Summary: In this blog, you will come across the tutorial video to create a USB recovery drive with Stellar Data Recovery Professional for Mac software.

Create Recovery Drive is an advanced option that helps you retrieve inaccessible data from a crashed Mac start-up disk. This option is available in Professional, Premium and Technician version of the software. To being, install the software on your Mac.



  1. A working Mac with macOS Catalina, Mojave or High Sierra and a USB flash drive greater than 8 GB.
  2. The System Integrity Protection must be disabled for macOS Catalina, Mojave and High Sierra.
  3. Activated version of Stellar Data Recovery Professional (Premium or Technician) version.
  4. An external drive of size greater than your start-up disk to save the data.

Note: The process of recovery drive creation will erase all the existing data on the USB flash disk. Make sure the USB flash drive being used for recovery drive is either empty or already backed up.

How to Disable System Integrity Protection?

  1. Restart your macOS Catalina, Mojave or High Sierra
  2. Press-hold Command + R keys and release once the Mac boots in Recovery Mode.
  3. In macOS Recovery Mode, go to Utilities and launch Terminal.
  4. In Terminal, enter the command csrutil disable
  5. Hit Return key.
  6. Restart your Mac

The Create Recovery Drive option is available for macOS 10.13 till 10.15 only.

Tutorial Video

How to Enable System Integrity Protection?

Follow the below steps to enable SIP after the successful creation of the recovery drive and data recovery.

  1. Restart Mac and go to recovery mode
  2. In Terminal, enter csrutil enable
  3. Press Return key and restart


The blog shared the tutorial to create a recovery drive with Stellar Data Recovery Professional software. With this drive, you can boot your non-booting Mac and retrieve it’s data.

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