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DiskMaker X free download for Mac

DiskMaker X

Make a bootable OS X installer disk.

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DiskMaker X overview

DiskMaker X (was Lion DiskMaker) helps you to build a bootable drive from the official OS X installer app (the one you download from the Mac App Store). It detects the OS X Install program with Spotlight then proposes to build a bootable install disk and make it look as nice as possible. It’s the easiest way to build an OS X Installer in a few clicks! Then you can use the Install drive to fully re-install the OS on a freshly formated drive, or install it on your many Macs without re-downloading the full installer.

What’s new in version 9.0

Updated on Nov 27 2019

Version 9.0:
  • Compatible with macOS Catalina Install app
  • Notarized for use with macOS Catalina
  • Updated the minimail USB thumb drive requirement (now 16 GB)
  • Updated French localization
  • Updated icon and background pictures
View older DiskMaker X updates

Information

License

Free

Size

6.3 MB

Developer’s website

https://diskmakerx.com/

Downloads

359701

App requirements

  • Intel 64
  • Intel 32
  • OS X 10.10 or later
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carlosgrg
carlosgrg
Nov 28 2020
9.0
0.0
Nov 28 2020
0.0
Version: 9.0
Is it posible with DiskMaker to create a bootable drive to install Mac Os High Sierra 10.13.6 in a iMac 2020? Could I have that downgrade?
MyronV9060
MyronV9060
Sep 3 2020
9.0
5.0
Sep 3 2020
5.0
Version: 9.0
Does exactly what I need. I had a MacBook Pro with a corrupted startup and needed to reinstall the El Capitan OS. I found the installer app and the correct version of DiskMaker X, created a startup USB from my High Sierra iMac, and successfully reinstalled El Capitan on the MacBook Pro for it to now startup and function again.
amans-b
amans-b
Nov 14 2019
8.0.3
0.0
Nov 14 2019
0.0
Version: 8.0.3
lors de la mise en oeuvre de diskmaker version catalina j'ai un message d'erreur "logiciel de chargement corrompu " j'ai retelechargé le logiciel sans succes pour sa mise en oeuvre . Ou se trouve l'erreur?
amans-b
amans-b
Nov 14 2019
8.0.3
0.0
Nov 14 2019
0.0
Version: 8.0.3
impossible de creer un disque bootable .J' ai essayé de faire ce disque et j'ai utilisé le disque crée apres changement de mon ssd sur macbook air sans resultat
desmond-4
desmond-4
Oct 9 2019
8.0.3
4.0
Oct 9 2019
4.0
Version: 8.0.3
Needs a Catalina Update Please
outer
outer
Jan 23 2019
8.0.3
0.0
Jan 23 2019
0.0
Version: 8.0.3
Seems to have been broken by 10.14.3 :( Bounces in Dock & then silently dies.
RogerKatz
RogerKatz
Nov 22 2018
8.0.2
0.0
Nov 22 2018
0.0
Version: 8.0.2
The Developer's website offers version 8.0.3, but I found that its 8.0.3 download has both the same Creation and Modification times as does the version 8.0.2 available here at MacUpdate. Nevertheless, the size of those apps are different (by about 5K bytes): I found that v8.0.2's Finder Info Size is 4,925,291 bytes (5 MB on disk), and v8.0.3's Finder Info size is 4,930,149 bytes (5 MB on disk).
Macinman
Macinman
Nov 21 2018
8.0.2
5.0
Nov 21 2018
5.0
Version: 8.0.2
Hey all, I wanted to leave a note fro the Developer here, there seems to be an issue with 8.0.2, where even after a fresh download and install of the App still reports a new version, even with the posted version here being the latest. By the way I downloaded DiskMakerX directly from the developer's site and it still reports a new version, even with the latest download. there doesn't seem to be anything newer then what was released today.
Macinman
Macinman
Nov 19 2018
8.0.1
5.0
Nov 19 2018
5.0
Version: 8.0.1
I had an unusual issue when using DiskMakerX version 8 to create a Mojave install disk. While the process completed correctly, the issues came up after booting from the USB drive. Apparently as of 10.14.1, the wireless Mouse / Keyboard assistant pops up. I have the Magic Mouse 2, and Apple Aluminum USB keyboard with the hub. On the USB stick, the system was never able to link with the magic mouse, even though it was on, and pressing the button / holding the button didn't seem to work. The keyboard worked fine. Oddly enough the Restore partition on the hard drive brought up the same assistant, but was able to link with the mouse just fine. Also the restore partition seems to remember the setup, so I haven't been asked again if I have to use it again. I used a clean 8GB SanDisk USB stick, and a fresh download of the Mojave install app. I haven't tried making a disk from version 8.0.1. System is a late 2015 iMac 27" Did Apple Change the OS install? I've never been asked about keyboard / mouse prior to the 10.14.1 installer, nor has the USB installer ever had issues with the magic mouse.
Gazman
Gazman
Nov 15 2018
8.0.1
5.0
Nov 15 2018
5.0
Version: 8.0.1
This is such a convenient way of being able to install macOS on multiple machines. It allows me to do a fresh install of the OS and then restore Users and Applications from backups.
Wts
Wts
Sep 26 2018
8
0.0
Sep 26 2018
0.0
Version: 8
downloaded, launched and it will only make a bootable disk capable of only installation Mac OS Majave ( my macos is high sierra 10.13.6 ). I have other USB drives with MacOS systems from Snow Leopard to High Sierra . Therefore not sure how I actually use this application.
1ness
1ness
Sep 26 2018
8
5.0
Sep 26 2018
5.0
Version: 8
Just made a fresh install of macOS Mojave on 2 Macs from USB disk created with DiskMaker X v8. Have used the app before multiple times and never had a problem. Thank you for a very handy tool!
Dominikhoffmann
Dominikhoffmann
Sep 19 2018
7.0.1
5.0
Sep 19 2018
5.0
Version: 7.0.1
Is this current version ready for Mojave?
ben-marko
ben-marko
Jul 3 2018
7.0
0.0
Jul 3 2018
0.0
Version: 7.0
Since DiskMaker is broken for High Sierra, there is another app you can use to do the same thing. It is called macOS High Sierra Patcher. I used it to make a High Sierra thumb drive and also it works with Mojave beta 1, but will not boot off of the Mojave thumb drive. http://dosdude1.com/highsierra/
TheRealHershey
TheRealHershey
Dec 6 2017
7.0
4.0
Dec 6 2017
4.0
Version: 7.0
If you have TotalFinder installed, you'll get different errors, with both X6 and X 7. I'm pretty sure you can ignore the errors and it'll work just fine, since I've done that before, but quitting TotalFinder and Relaunching Finder.app will result in no errors for X 6... X 7 still gets an error or two on High Sierra.
Mikael-B
Mikael-B
Nov 29 2017
7.0
0.0
Nov 29 2017
0.0
Version: 7.0
Unfortunately this is not working as well as before. I'm in El Capitan and tried versions 0.5 and 0.6 on a PNY Keychain USB stick that usually works great. DiskmakerX fails and fails again at simple stuff like ejecting or renaming the disk.

At the same time, the Terminal method described here https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201372 is mostly a question of copy and paste and changing to the current name of the disk at "--volume /Volumes/MyVolume". Answer one question and the work is done for you.

I'll try 0.7 as well.
Thinking-Differently
Thinking-Differently
Oct 13 2017
7.0
5.0
Oct 13 2017
5.0
Version: 7.0
If you want to make a 10.12 Sierra installer, don't bother with version 7.0, it seems to be high Sierra only. Use 6.0rc 5, downloaded from the developer's web site. Otherwise a great product.
ben-marko
ben-marko
Sep 27 2017
7.0
0.0
Sep 27 2017
0.0
Version: 7.0
Seems to be very broken with the update to High Sierra. I got the application as far as prepping the thumb drive, typing in my admin password, then it errors out: "Sorry, your OS X install app or DMG may be incomplete. Delete your install application, then download it again from the App Store."

The developer seems to be very good about updates, and this app is very much worth it. I recommend it to everyone.
JonStuck
JonStuck
Sep 26 2017
6.0 rc5
5.0
Sep 26 2017
5.0
Version: 6.0 rc5
The easiest way to create a system installer stick. It takes a bit of time, but has worked every time I have used it.
Gazman
Gazman
Sep 26 2017
6.0 rc5
5.0
Sep 26 2017
5.0
Version: 6.0 rc5
Version 7, which is compatible with High Sierra, is available to download from the developers webpage: http://diskmakerx.com. This is a great, free app that I use with each new version of macOS.
bcruz1723
bcruz1723
Dec 17 2022
9.0
5.0
Dec 17 2022
5.0
Version: 9.0
MyronV9060
MyronV9060
Sep 3 2020
5.0
Sep 3 2020
5.0
Version: null
desmond-4
desmond-4
Oct 9 2019
4.0
Oct 9 2019
4.0
Version: null
Bento de Espinosa
Bento de Espinosa
Jul 24 2019
5.0
Jul 24 2019
5.0
Version: null
PRjohnson
PRjohnson
Nov 24 2018
5.0
Nov 24 2018
5.0
Version: null
Gazman
Gazman
Nov 15 2018
5.0
Nov 15 2018
5.0
Version: null
johncdean1
johncdean1
Nov 12 2018
2.0
Nov 12 2018
2.0
Version: null
1ness
1ness
Sep 26 2018
5.0
Sep 26 2018
5.0
Version: null
Ervins Strauhmanis
Ervins Strauhmanis
Jul 31 2018
5.0
Jul 31 2018
5.0
Version: null
rh-mac
rh-mac
Mar 3 2018
2.5
Mar 3 2018
2.5
Version: null
TheRealHershey
TheRealHershey
Dec 6 2017
4.0
Dec 6 2017
4.0
Version: null
Freenergy
Freenergy
Sep 27 2017
5.0
Sep 27 2017
5.0
Version: null
garzoncachorro
garzoncachorro
Sep 27 2017
4.0
Sep 27 2017
4.0
Version: null
JonStuck
JonStuck
Sep 26 2017
5.0
Sep 26 2017
5.0
Version: null
gamezr01
gamezr01
Apr 9 2017
1.0
Apr 9 2017
1.0
Version: null
probykorg2
probykorg2
Jan 24 2017
4.0
Jan 24 2017
4.0
Version: null
Shane-Smith
Shane-Smith
Jan 21 2017
3.0
Jan 21 2017
3.0
Version: null
StevenHCarter
StevenHCarter
Oct 16 2016
4.5
Oct 16 2016
4.5
Version: null
tandle-prashanth
tandle-prashanth
Jul 3 2016
5.0
Jul 3 2016
5.0
Version: null
Macinman
Macinman
May 26 2016
5.0
May 26 2016
5.0
Version: null
jdh98467
jdh98467
Mar 27 2016
1.0
Mar 27 2016
1.0
Version: null
uce-hole
uce-hole
Nov 21 2015
5.0
Nov 21 2015
5.0
Version: null
Foulger
Foulger
Nov 5 2015
3.5
Nov 5 2015
3.5
Version: null
papin-alexandre
papin-alexandre
Oct 9 2015
5.0
Oct 9 2015
5.0
Version: null
Andrew8042
Andrew8042
Oct 4 2015
5.0
Oct 4 2015
5.0
Version: null
David-Stone
David-Stone
Oct 4 2015
4.0
Oct 4 2015
4.0
Version: null
B-Jefferson-Le-Blanc
Oct 4 2015
5.0
Version: null
Thomas1977
Thomas1977
Oct 4 2015
4.5
Oct 4 2015
4.5
Version: null
mrsidoric
mrsidoric
Oct 2 2015
5.0
Oct 2 2015
5.0
Version: null
Hailstormx
Hailstormx
Oct 2 2015
5.0
Oct 2 2015
5.0
Version: null
Knowhowe
Knowhowe
Oct 2 2015
5.0
Oct 2 2015
5.0
Version: null
pnoguchi
pnoguchi
Oct 1 2015
5.0
Oct 1 2015
5.0
Version: null
Franko
Franko
Oct 1 2015
5.0
Oct 1 2015
5.0
Version: null
nw-nato
nw-nato
Oct 1 2015
5.0
Oct 1 2015
5.0
Version: null
bielperes
bielperes
Oct 1 2015
5.0
Oct 1 2015
5.0
Version: null
Darkomen
Darkomen
Oct 1 2015
5.0
Oct 1 2015
5.0
Version: null
ddavidd
ddavidd
Oct 1 2015
5.0
Oct 1 2015
5.0
Version: null
Sinjiku
Sinjiku
Oct 1 2015
5.0
Oct 1 2015
5.0
Version: null
nilbleu
nilbleu
Aug 13 2015
2.5
Aug 13 2015
2.5
Version: null
Cattus-Thraex
Cattus-Thraex
Jul 8 2015
5.0
Jul 8 2015
5.0
Version: null
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