How to recover data from crashed APFS drive after High Sierra update failed?

Posted by Juno to Mac Data Recovery on January 23th, 2018

I attempted to update my MacBook Pro to High Sierra but received an error message "Mac OS Could Not Be Installed on Your Computer. The operation could not be completed. (com.apple.Disk management error 0.) Quit installer to restart your computer and try again." I restart to recovery mode, go into Disk Utilities to remount my hard drive. When I try to boot up from my HD, it does not show up. It seems that the drive has already crashed.

As the case above, we may fail to update to macOS High Sierra and even make the APFS drive crashes. Usually, when encountering this error, our macOS has already been damaged and can't work as before. Sometimes, this error is so serious that even can make our Mac crashes.

Steps to fix 'APFS drive crash after High Sierra update failed' error

To fix 'APFS drive crash after High Sierra update failed' error, we need to reformat the APFS drive and then reinstall macOS. But before fixing, it should be noted that our files on the drive will be lost if we directly reformatting the drive. So our first priority is to recover data from crashed APFS drive after High Sierra update failed.

Step 1: Recover data from crashed APFS drive after High Sierra update failed

iBoysoft Mac Data Recovery is a professional Mac data recovery software that can recover data from crashed APFS drive after High Sierra update failed, recover deleted/lost files from APFS drive, recover data from formatted APFS hard drive, recover data from unmountable APFS drive, recover data from unreadable APFS hard drive, recover data from corrupted APFS drive, recover lost data from encrypted APFS volume, recover deleted/lost APFS volume, etc.

Aside from above, iBoysoft Mac Data Recovery can also perform reliable and effective data recovery from FAT32 drives, exFAT drives, HFS+ drives, recover data from formatted, unmountable, unreadable, corrupted hard drive, external hard drive, USB flash drive, memory card, pen drive, etc. on macOS 10.14‎/10.13/10.12/10.11/10.10/10.9/10.8/10.7.

Tutorial to recover data from crashed APFS drive after High Sierra update failed with iBoysoft Mac Data Recovery

1. Launch iBoysoft Mac Data Recovery.

2. Select the crashed APFS drive and click "Next" to start scanning.

recover data from crashed APFS drive after High Sierra update failed

3. Preview listed results, choose files we need, and click "Recover" to recover files.

4. Go through to ensure we have got all lost files back.

Step 2: Fix 'APFS drive crash after High Sierra update failed' error by reformatting

After getting lost files back, we can fix 'APFS drive crash after High Sierra update failed' error by reformatting the APFS drive.

1. Launch Disk Utility.

2. Select the crashed APFS on the left part of the window.

3. Click Erase on the top of the window.

4. Complete related information (name, format, scheme), then click Erase.

Step 3: Reinstall macOS

After reformatting the drive, we can reinstall macOS on Mac to make the drive turn back to work.

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