How to Recover Lost Data after APFS Corruption on macOS High Sierra?

Posted by Molly to Mac Data Recovery on Jun 5th, 2018

- Some of the upgrade to High Sierra in my company failed and left the laptop unbootable.

- My wife's external drive was corrupted a few weeks after she updated to APFS.

APFS corruption may happen to both startup drives and external drives. If it's the startup drive, your Mac computer may fail to boot up. Otherwise, the external APFS drives corruption can also result in APFS drives unmountable, unreadable or inaccessible on Mac. Facing a corrupted APFS drive, you'll have no access to the files stored on it. Don't worry. Here's the best APFS corruption data recovery solution.

Can We Recover Lost Data after APFS Corruption?

Of course yes. Data lost due to APFS corruption is recoverable with APFS data recovery software, like iBoysoft Mac Data Recovery.

iBoysoft Mac Data Recovery is all-round APFS data recovery software for macOS Mojave/High Sierra or earlier. It solves data loss problems like APFS corruption data recovery, lost/deleted APFS partition data recovery, formatted APFS drive data recovery as well as deleted/lost data recovery from APFS drives, etc.

How to Recover Data after APFS Corruption with iBoysoft Mac Data Recovery?

Important: If the corrupted APFS drive is your startup drive, you're suggested to install macOS on an external drive and follow the steps one by one. Otherwise, please skip to step 3 directly and go on.

Step 1. Download macOS from App Store and install it on the external drive.

Step 2. Plug the external drive to Mac computer, then boot macOS from the external drive. The Mac computer is now like an external drive.

Step 3. Download iBoysoft Mac Data Recovery and install.

Step 4. Launch this program.

Step 5. Click "Find Lost APFS Partitions" on the top right.

APFS Corruption Data Recovery

Step 6. When the corrupted APFS partition/drive found, select it and click "Next". The program will start scanning the APFS drive for recoverable files.

Step 7. When scanning finished, you can click the found files to preview. Choose all or only the correct files and click "Recover".

Step 8. Go through the recovered files to make sure all desired files are back.

iBoysoft Mac Data Recovery is not only able to recover data from corrupted APFS containers/drives, but also to recover lost/deleted files from FAT32, exFAT, HFS+, HFSX, HFS and external drives like USB drives, memory cards, SD cards, and so on.

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