The launch of macOS High Sierra 10.13 has resulted in a string of upgrades by Mac users. As is known to all, the default file system on macOS Catalina 10.15/Mojave 10.14/High Sierra 10.13 is APFS. Although APFS has improved a lot on data security and file management, it can't be exempted from getting into data loss problems.
We may lose files on APFS drive due to accidental deletion, format, drive becoming inaccessible, unmountable or corrupted, etc. Some users may think getting into the above problems means losing files forever. But actually, we still can recover deleted files from APFS drive on Mac.
Solutions to recover deleted files from APFS drive on Mac
Here are 3 solutions that can help us to recover lost files from APFS drive on Mac:
Solution 1: Recover deleted files from Mac Trash.
Solution 2: Restore deleted files from Time Machine.
Solution 3: recover deleted files from APFS drive on Mac with Mac undelete software.
The first place that we should look for is Mac Trash. As long as we haven't emptied Mac Trash after deleting files, we can find them in Trash. Simply drag files out of the Trash and they can be restored. And then if we have the habit of backing up files with Time Machine, it is easy to recover those lost files.
If both the above 2 solutions can't help, the third solution becomes the best choice for us. With a reliable APFS undelete software, we can easily recover deleted files from APFS drive on Mac. Here is a APFS undelete software - iBoysoft Mac Data Recovery.
Recover files from APFS drive with APFS undelete software
iBoysoft Mac Data Recovery is a free Mac undelete software that can recover deleted files, recover data from formatted APFS drive, recover data from inaccessible APFS drive, recover data from unmountable APFS drive, recover data from corrupted APFS drive, recover deleted/lost APFS partition, etc.
Aside from recovering files from APFS drive on Mac, iBoysoft Mac Data Recovery can also recover files from drives formatted as other file systems (FAT32, exFAT, HFS, HFS+, etc.), recover data from formatted, unmountable, inaccessible or corrupted hard drive, external hard drive, USB flash drive, memory card, pen drive, etc. on macOS 10.14/10.13/10.12 Sierra and Mac OS X 10.11/10.10/10.9/10.8/10.7.
Steps to recover deleted files from APFS drive on Mac with iBoysoft Mac Data Recovery
After downloading and installing iBoysoft Mac Data Recovery on our Mac, only 4 steps needed to get lost files back.
Step 1: Launch iBoysoft Mac Data Recovery.
Step 2: Choose the APFS drive where we have lost files, then click "Next" to scan for all lost files on the drive.
Step 3: Preview the scanning results, choose files we want to recover, and then click "Recover" to finish data recovery on Mac.
Step 4: Have a check to ensure all lost files have been recovered.