APFS hard drive not readable - how to fix and recover data?

Posted by Juno to Mac Data Recovery on December 13th, 2017

APFS hard drive not readable problem is one of the common issues that we may meet, which could be due to file system errors, unsafe ejection, power outage, virus attacks, etc. Once the APFS hard drive becomes unreadable, all files inside will be inaccessible. To avoid data loss, we should firstly recover data from unreadable APFS hard drive and then fix the unreadable APFS hard drive.

2 solutions to fix unreadable APFS hard drive on Mac

For users who have significant files on the unreadable APFS hard drive, here are two methods that can be used to fix unreadable APFS hard drive on Mac.

Solution 1: If we have useful data on not readable APFS hard drive: perform data recovery before fixing

When we have important files on the not readable APFS hard drive, we should firstly recover data from it. As long as our APFS hard drive doesn't have hardware problem, iBoysoft Mac Data Recovery can help us to get lost files back.

iBoysoft Mac Data Recovery is a reliable data recovery software that can recover data from not readable APFS hard drive, recover lost/deleted data from APFS partition, recover data from formatted APFS hard drive, recover data from corrupted APFS drive, recover data from unmountable APFS drive, recover lost data from encrypted APFS volume, etc.

Aside from that, iBoysoft Mac Data Recovery can also recover data from unreadable hard drive, recover data from unreadable USB flash drive, recover data from unreadable SD card, etc.

Tutorial to recover data from not readable APFS hard drive on Mac with iBoysoft Mac Data Recovery

Step 1: Download and install iBoysoft Mac Data Recovery on Mac.

Step 2: Launch iBoysoft Mac Data Recovery.

Step 3: Select the not readable APFS hard drive and click "Next" button to scan all lost data.

Step 4: Preview the searching results, choose files we need, and click "Recover" to restore files.Unreadable APFS hard drive data recovery software

Step 5: Have a check to ensure we have got all lost data back.

After successfully recovered all lost data, we can fix not readable APFS hard drive by formatting it as the steps below without worrying about losing data.

Solution 2: If we don't have any useful data on the not readable APFS hard drive: directly fix it by reformatting

Step 1: Launch Disk Utility from Utilities.

Step 2: Click the icon of not readable APFS hard drive on the left part of the window.

Step 3: Click the Erase function on the top of the Disk Utility window.

Step 4: Complete the related information (name, format, scheme), then click Erase button.

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