Help! macOS Sierra 10.12 original files needed for install disk creation

jayke
New Contributor II

So I just got off of chat with apple support, and they said that the only way to make a new install disk is to get the file(s) from another mac user. Is anyone willing to setup a fileshare or something so I can copy the files?

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ewinterbourne
New Contributor III

I managed to delete my copy of Sierra around the time Apple pulled it from the Apple store, but thankfully Apple appear to have received a few complaints about this and have made it available again here - https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT208202

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jayke
New Contributor II

Thanks everyone for the support. I have cached as many installers as I can in case apple ever takes them down again.

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AVmcclint
Honored Contributor

Someone posted an answer to a similar question recently that involved using a CLI tool called "mas" https://github.com/mas-cli/mas FWIW, I tried that tool with the details they gave to download it directly from the Mac App Store via hidden codes and the code for the 10.12.6 installer could not be found. If you have any luck getting this to work, share with the group. I think you'll find there are a lot of people in this same situation. I hate not having the absolute last full installer of the OSes. Unfortunately Apple pulled 10.12.6 before I could get my hands on it.

PhillyPhoto
Contributor III

I still have Mavericks, Yosemite and El Capitan in my purchased list. I wonder why they pulled Sierra...

bpavlov
Honored Contributor

From what I know Sierra was never pulled from people's purchasing list. More like it was never added to your purchase history (unless you had some sort of beta testing code and even then it might not have been added). It's the same for High Sierra. It shouldn't be in your purchasing list. It sucks but people need to get into the habit of downloading and archiving installers every time Apple releases a new update to macOS. It's the only way to get back to an older version should you need to.

mcarver
New Contributor III

Here is the installer for 10.12.6. I can't guarantee that the link will be alive for to many days so please get while you can.
https://www.dropbox.com/s/lotme5lktij5qmo/Install%20macOS%20Sierra.zip?dl=0

AVmcclint
Honored Contributor

Thanks @mcarver! Now I can build a 10.12.6 Netboot image, and a 10.12.6 Recovery Partition image from Create Recovery Partition Installer.

gachowski
Valued Contributor II

@bpavlov

I just kinda double checked, because I see/saw the same behavior with Sierra and High Sierra as you do. The download were called "Other purchase" so they don't get saved in you "purchase list"... kinda not Enterprise support if you as me...

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CapU
Contributor III

I just looked on my laptop. Even though I updated to High Sierra I still have the Sierra 12.5 installer on my hard drive

ewinterbourne
New Contributor III

I managed to delete my copy of Sierra around the time Apple pulled it from the Apple store, but thankfully Apple appear to have received a few complaints about this and have made it available again here - https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT208202

jayke
New Contributor II

Thanks everyone for the support. I have cached as many installers as I can in case apple ever takes them down again.