How to convert USB flash drive to APFS & recover data from APFS USB flash drive?

By Juno | Posted to Mac Data Recovery on January 15th, 2018 |

APFS delivers advanced features in file management and data security. Thus, most of us want to format/convert our USB flash drive to APFS. This article will show you an easy method to convert USB flash drive to APFS. What's more, if you've unfortunately lost data on USB flash drives, you'll also read how to recover data from APFS USB flash drives here.

Convert/format USB flash drive to APFS

Follow the steps below to convert/format USB flash drive to APFS:

Step 1: Open Disk Utility, and then click "View" menu at the upper left corner and choose "Show All Devices".

Step 2: Find the USB flash drive that we want to convert/format to APFS and select it. Click "Erase" at the top of the window.

Step 3: Select "GUID Partition Map" at Scheme, then complete name and choose format (APFS).

Step 4: Click "Erase" and wait until conversion finishes.

Although APFS has been regarded as the most advanced file system ever, it can't be exempted from data loss problems. So after converting USB flash drive to APFS, it's very helpful to know how to recover lost data from APFS USB flash drive.

How to recover lost data from APFS USB flash drive?

We may lose files on APFS USB flash drive due to accidental deletion or format, drives suddenly becoming unmountable, unreadable or corrupted. After losing files on APFS USB flash drive, iBoysoft Mac Data Recovery is all we need to get lost files back.

iBoysoft Mac Data Recovery is free and professional Mac data recovery software that can recover deleted/lost files from APFS USB flash drives in different situations, such as formatted APFS USB flash drives, unmountable APFS USB flash drives, unreadable APFS USB flash drives, corrupted APFS USB flash drives, encrypted APFS USB flash drives, etc.

Besides, iBoysoft Mac Data Recovery can also recover data from APFS hard drive, recover data from APFS external hard drive, APFS SD card, APFS pen drive, recover data from FAT32 drives, exFAT drives, HFS+ drives, no matter the drives are formatted, unmountable, corrupted or unreadable.

Tutorial to recover lost data from APFS USB flash drive with iBoysoft Mac Data Recovery

Step 1: Connect the APFS USB flash drive to Mac and then launch iBoysoft Data Recovery.

APFS USB flash drive data recovery

Step 2: Select the APFS USB flash drive where we have lost files.

Step 3: Click "Next" to search for all lost files on the drive.

Step 4: Preview the listed files, choose those we want, and click "Recover" button to get them back.

Step 5: Have a check to ensure we have got all needed files back.

Juno

Juno is a technical expert @iBoysoft. She has over 5-year experience in data recovery/repair technology. She loves to write data recovery tips and tutorials.

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