APFS partition recovery: recover deleted/lost partition

Posted by Katrina to Mac Data Recovery on December 12th, 2018

Ever since the release of macOS High Sierra, APFS comes to people’s sight. As the newest default file system, APFS supports a faster read and write speed, space sharing, multiple-key encryption, etc. However, many Mac users complained that they have mistakenly deleted an APFS partition or faced an error message that a partition is missing. If you have similar situation and want to know how to perform APFS partition recovery, this passage is helpful.

Is it possible to perform APFS partition recovery?

Yes, it is possible. When an APFS partition is deleted or lost, the system removes its assignment for that location on the hard drive and marks it as free, allowing that partition of memory to be overwritten as needed. But all data on the APFS partition is still there as long as section of the disk remains intact.

Tips: Once you find an APFS partition is deleted or lost on a disk, you shoud stop doing any future operation on the disk, including saving new data or reformatting the disk. Because these operations will overwrite the original data on the APFS partition. Please recover deleted/lost APFS partitions firstly.

Best APFS partition data recovery software

It’s not easy to find an APFS partition recovery software as only a few partition recovery support APFS. Meanwhile, APFS partition recovery software is possible to write over your original data. Therefore, if you have important files on the deleted/lost APFS partition, the best way is to recover data with a professional APFS data recovery software.

iBoysoft Mac Data Recovery is the best APFS partition data recovery software that enables you to recover data from deleted/lost APFS partition, recover data from APFS encrypted volume, recover data from formatted APFS drive, recover data from unmountable APFS drive, recover data from inaccessible APFS drive, recover data from corrupted APFS drive, etc.

Besides, iBoysoft Mac Data Recovery also supports data recovery from HFS+, HFSX, FAT32, exFAT hard drive, SSD, fusion drive, USB, external hard drive, SD card, memory card, pen drive, CF card, etc. It is able to recover 500+ file formats such as documents, pictures, music, videos, emails, etc.

Tutorial to recover data from deleted/lost APFS partition with iBoysoft Mac Data Recovery:

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

Step 2: Launch iBoysoft Mac Data Recovery.

Recover data from deleted/lost APFS partition

Step 3: Click "Find Lost APFS Partitions" on the top right corner. The program will start scanning all partitions on the computer.

Step 4: Choose the deleted/lost partition and and click "Next" to start scanning all files on it.

Step 5: Preview the listed searching files, choose files we need, and click "Recover" to finish deleted/lost APFS partition recovery on Mac.

Common causes of lost/deleted partitions

If you mistakenly delete an APFS partition or face an error message that a partition is missing, naturally the first question you’ll have is “what happened”. There are a few factors that may cause lost and deleted partitions:

1. Accidental deletion: Since it is a complete new file system, many Mac users have experienced a hard time using it. It is common to delete an APFS partition that you need by mistake.
2. Damaged partition table: Sometimes the partition table can be damaged due to virus attack, power outage, unsafe ejection or any other faulty disk operations.
3. Bad sectors: Bad sector on the disk may prevent your partition from being recognized by the operating system.

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