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  • A copy of the 'Install macOS Big'
  • Upgrade macOS 11 Fileset:

    ↓ macOS

titleFull installer

Confirm the installer app is the complete installation (8+ GB) before continuing. If the app is less than 50MB, re-download the Install macOS Big A full installer may be downloaded through Terminal on macOS 10.15+ devices. Example to download the 11.0 full installer to the Applications directory:

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titleDownload Full Installer
softwareupdate --fetch-full-installer --full-installer-version 11.0

Typically Apple only provide the latest point release of each Major OS version: 10.13.6, 10.14.6, etc.


  1. Download the Fileset attached to this recipe and import into FileWave: Upgrade macOS 11 Fileset

  2. Once imported into FileWave, open the Fileset to view the contents window; ensuring 'Hide unused folders' is selected
  3. In the Applications folder add the dowloaded 'Install macOS Big'; .fwplaceholder may be removed

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  4. Associate to test machines
  5. Once tested, deploy to appropriate clients