Install Disk Creator
Install Disk Creator
1.4

4.0

Install Disk Creator free download for Mac

Install Disk Creator

1.4
19 December 2018

Create a bootable OS X installer.

Overview

Install Disk Creator turns a USB stick or other media into a bootable macOS installer. This is useful for doing a clean install (which is recommendable to do every 6 months or so), or for keeping a reusable installer handy to use on other machines.

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Version 1.4:
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chasjunk
27 September 2018

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This developer recommends (in the description above) that you should reinstall your system every six months or so. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA It's hard to take the product seriously (or trust the developer) when such farcical Windows-centric thinking is present. Macs don't need to be REINSTALLED every six months, that's simply ludicrous.
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Version 1.3
desmond-4
09 October 2019
Buggy with Catalina - Help please developer!
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Version 1.4
Citizenvern
29 April 2019
What Apple obfuscates and makes difficult, great devs make simple. Thank you. Everyone, please chip in when you can!
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Version 1.4
DragonMaster
27 September 2018
This app is a butt saver! As an active beta tester I cannot count the times that I have used this marvelous app to create installers that I store on Flash Drives and always have available when that moment arrives and you have an emergency and must reinstall your system. There is no need for an Internet connection for the reinstall incase your Wifi has crashed or is simply not available. As far as periodic reinstall issues as scorned by chasjunk in his review it IS a good idea every few months reinstall. Periodically there are small corruptions in the OS that cause little irritations that are near impossible to isolate. There are apps that sometimes do not get along with others that even after uninstalling leave issues and a new OS reinstall will often correct. By the way if you have an installer on a Flash Drive with3.0 speed capabilities it is faster than going to online recovery!
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Version 1.3
chasjunk
27 September 2018
This developer recommends (in the description above) that you should reinstall your system every six months or so. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA It's hard to take the product seriously (or trust the developer) when such farcical Windows-centric thinking is present. Macs don't need to be REINSTALLED every six months, that's simply ludicrous.
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Version 1.3
1 answer(s)
lkrupp215
lkrupp215
09 October 2019
I haven’t done a clean install in over 6 years on my 2013 iMac 14,2. The recommendation is absurd.
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Version 1.4
Dominikhoffmann
01 August 2017
I don’t know, how hard it would be to do, but it would be nice to see a progress bar and a prognosis, as to how long the process has left to finish the job.
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Version 1.21
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Mac OS X File Recovery
Mac OS X File Recovery
25 September 2017
This is now fixed in the update
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Timmyb
01 July 2017
Seems to work. Created an 8GB USB install disk of 10.12.5 running from 10.12.5. As others have mentioned I saw no progress indicators during the creation process, there was a dialog to tell us that the process was complete. I didn't actually use the created disk to install an OIS, but I did test boot the disks.
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Version 1.21
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Mac OS X File Recovery
Mac OS X File Recovery
25 September 2017
This was probably related to your internet connection. Giving in one star for this does not seem reasonable.
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marcus27
16 May 2017
Excellent !! worked for me
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Version 1.21
gamezr01
09 April 2017
Does this thing even work? I tried it, but there was no way of knowing how long it was going to take to complete the Sierra install image on my USB stick. It's as though the developer skipped the user experience part when they wrote this app. In the trash it goes!
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Version 1.21
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Mac OS X File Recovery
Mac OS X File Recovery
11 April 2017
It does provide a progress bar to show progress. Considering that the command itself does not show any output whatsoever, this was exceedingly hard to implement, and it is the only implementation of this which even attempts to provide user feedback for progress.

If it did not work for you at the time that you tried it, contacting me via the MacDaddy website with steps to reproduce it would go a long way to helping me fix it so that other's can avoid the same issue in the future.
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OK, I downloaded Install Disk Creator and it works just fine. In fact, it was so fast that I didn't know it was done. Which is a problem: function aside, there are not enough indicators showing what's going on, not even a "finished" or "done" button. In other words, this app is incomplete as far as user feedback is concerned. We can hope the developer takes the time to finish the app. In the meantime, DiskMaker X has plenty of cues and prompts. And it is functionally more complete as well. It sniffs out all and any installers on media in or connected to your computer, including external drives, which is where I happen to keep my installers. It also does a lot better job explaining what's going on, which helps prevent mistakes. The best that can be said is that Install Disk Creator is a work in progress and has little or nothing to recommend it over DiskMaker X. So three stars is all I can give it, do to the inadequate user interface. We'll see if the developer is up to the challenge or if the negative feedback cools his enthusiasm for the project.
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Version 1.21
Who recommends doing a clean instal every six months? Maybe for Windows, but the Mac OS is generally stable almost indefinitely given routine maintenance. It depends on how you use your system and what you instal on it. Some things can crap it up, but that's much harder to do in macOS 10.12, Sierra, which isolates system files from user and third-party meddling. You can't even repair permissions any more. Routine software updates take care of that now. That said, in the past some experts have recommended doing a clean install once a year. Which is fine if you don't mind taking the time to reinstall all your software and data. But most people will never reinstall the operating system on Windows or macOS. Still, it is worthwhile for geeks to have an installer handy if and when they need it. Personally I've rarely had a problem with DiskMaker X. It's been around since Lion came out and has been supported ever since. But I'll give this one a look since the price is competitive with the competition. ;-) Though I suggest the developer not try so hard to make his app seem important. His claim that it is "recomendable" to do a clean install every six months is borderline FUD.
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Version 1.21
Free

4.0

App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • Mac OS X 10.7.0 or later
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