The OS X Recovery Partition: What It Is, Why It’s There and How to Remove It

The OS X Recovery Partition: What It Is, Why It’s There and How to Remove It

When you upgrade your Intel Mac from Snow Leopard to Lion, Snow Leopard to Mountain Lion, or even Snow Leopard to Lion and then again to Mountain Lion, the installation process creates a special “Recovery Partition”.

There are, however, certain circumstances where you will want to remove this recovery partition. This article looks at what the Recovery Partition is, what it does, and why you might want to remove it. I’ll also walk you through the removal process.

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