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AppleAPFSMedia uninitialized, how to recover lost data?

Updated on Saturday, June 22, 2024

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Summary: AppleAPFSMedia shows uninitialized in Disk Utility? Tutorial to recover lost data from uninitialized AppleAPFSMedia with APFS data recovery software: iBoysoft Data Recovery for Mac.

AppleAPFSMedia uninitialized

When I intended to edit one of the working documents on my AppleAPFSMedia (APFS), I couldn't open the drive. Then I went to Disk Utility and found the AppleAPFSMedia uninitialized. I've tried First Aid to repair it but failed. I have no choice but to erase the uninitialized AppleAPFSMedia. However, some documents in it are so important for me, so how can I recover lost data from uninitialized AppleAPFSMedia?

In such events of AppleAPFSMedia uninitialized, the AppleAPFSMedia will show "Uninitialized" in Disk Utility and you can't access all data stored on it because all partitions on this drive are lost. Unfortunately, First Aid is unable to repair uninitialized AppleAPFSMedia as it is related to a serious file system corruption. As data is always the most important thing for us, it's high time to perform data recovery.

Apple APFS Media shows uninitialized in Disk Utility

Why does AppleAPFSMedia become uninitialized?

In general, there are various reasons for uninitialized AppleAPFSMedia issues, such as accidental deletion of system files, electrical failure, virus infection, bad platter area, hard drive damage, file system corruption, etc.

Have you encountered uninitialized AppleAPFSMedia? Wondering how to recover lost data from uninitialized AppleAPFSMedia? There is no need to worry about professional APFS data recovery software. iBoysoft Data Recovery for Mac is one of a few APFS data recovery software that supports recovering lost data back no matter what APFS data loss scenarios you meet.

How to recover lost data from uninitialized AppleAPFSMedia?

iBoysoft Data Recovery for Mac is the best APFS data recovery software that can recover lost data from not initialized AppleAPFSMedia, recover lost data from deleted/lost APFS partition, recover lost data from encrypted APFS drive, and recover lost data from formatted, unmountable, unreadable, inaccessible drive. Besides, iBoysoft Data Recovery for Mac also supports FAT32 drives, exFAT drives, and HFS+ on macOS 12 Monterey/macOS Big Sur 11/10.15/10.14/10.13/10.12 and OS X 10.11/10.10/10.9/10.8/10.7 and works fine on M1, M1 Pro, and M1 Max Mac.

iBoysoft Data Recovery for Mac allows you to evaluate the recovery results by previewing the files after scanning. It supports previewing documents, audios, videos, emails, etc. Moreover, iBoysoft Data Recovery for Mac also has different filtering and sorting options, which brings great convenience to finding target files.

Step-by-step tutorial to recover lost data from uninitialized AppleAPFSMedia

Step 1: Download, install and launch iBoysoft Data Recovery for Mac on your Mac.

Step 2: Click "Find Lost APFS Partitions" on the top right corner and then choose the uninitialized AppleAPFSMedia to scan all lost partitions on this drive.

Recover lost data from uninitialized Apple APFS Media

Step 3: Select the partition where you lost data and click "Next" to scan all lost files on this partition.

Step 4: Preview the scanning results, and click "Recover" to finish the recovery process.

Step 5: Go through to ensure you have got all the lost files back.

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