AppleAPFSMedia uninitialized, how to recover lost data?

Posted by Katrina to Mac Data Recovery on June 25th, 2018

When I intended to edit one of 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 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 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 issue, such as accidental deletion of system files, electrical failure, virus infection, bad platter area, hard drive damage, file system corruption, etc.

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

How to recover data from uninitialized AppleAPFSMedia?

iBoysoft Mac Data Recovery is the best APFS data recovery software that can recover data from not initialized AppleAPFSMedia, recover data from deleted/lost APFS partition, recover data from encrypted APFS drive, and recover data from formatted, unmountable, unreadable, inaccessible drive. Besides, iBoysoft Mac Data Recovery also supports FAT32 drives, exFAT drives, HFS+ om macOS 10.15/10.14/10.13/10.12 and OS X 10.11/10.10/10.9/10.8/10.7.

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

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

Step 1: Download, install and launch iBoysoft Mac Data Recovery 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 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 recovery process.

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

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