DiskMaker X is an application programmed with AppleScript designed to help you build a bootable drive from an OS X installer application. As soon as you launch the application, it tries to find the OS X Install program with Spotlight. Then, it proposes to create a bootable install disk. It’s useful, say, if you want to re-install your OS on different Mac at home or at work. Or if you have a crappy internet connection !

To build a bootable disk, you’ll need an 8 GB (minimum) USB thumb key drive, or a USB, Firewire or Thunderbolt drive or an SD-Card.

WARNING! DiskMaker X will erase the volume or the drive you chose, according to the options you chose. Don’t forget to backup your data first!

Latest version

The latest functional version is DiskMaker X 4b4, compatible with Yosemite and down to Mountain Lion installer applications. You can run this app from Mac OS X 10.6.8 up to 10.10. Thanks for everyone who is mirroring the app !

Download from this web site (7,4 MB)

Download Mirror by @pixelgrinch
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Older versions

Click here to download DiskMaker X 3.0.4 (about 4,2 MB), compatible with Mavericks ! This version of DiskMaker X is not able yet to build a Mavericks installer from Mac OS X 10.6.8. More information here.

When it was still Lion DiskMaker, DiskMaker X had the ability to burn DVDs too. Older versions are available here.

Download DiskMaker 2.0.2 ( ZIP file, about 3 MB).  

Note: If you still wish to use a 4GB USB key with Lion, you can download version 1.7.

Download Lion DiskMaker 1.7 ( ZIP file, 800 KB).

DiskMaker X is donationware. If you like it, you can make a small (or huge 😉 ) donation here. If you hate Paypal, but still want to show your support, please get in touch with me so we can find a solution.


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