Data Rescue APFS data recovery: recover lost data from APFS drive on Mac

By Juno | Posted to Mac Data Recovery on December 6th, 2017 |

With the release of macOS High Sierra 10.13, many Mac users have upgraded and started to use the new default file system - APFS file system. Although APFS seems to be more attractive than pervious file systems, it can't be flawless and we may also encounter problems when using it.

One of the most common problems that we may meet is losing files on APFS drive. Many users know that Mac data recovery software can help to recover deleted or lost files on Mac. But as APFS has not been released for long and has changed a lot of features, many Mac data recovery software don't support it at all.

Does Prosoft Data Rescue support APFS data recovery?

The answer is Yes, but the APFS data recovery with Prosoft Data Rescue requires to create a bootable recovery drive to safely access the startup drive, which is very complex for average users.

Prosoft Data Rescue alternative for APFS data recovery - iBoysoft Mac Data Recovery

Due to above reason, here is Prosoft Data Rescue alternative for APFS data recovery - iBoysoft Mac Data Recovery, with which we can recover lost data from APFS drive on Mac.

iBoysoft Mac Data Recovery can recover data from unreadable APFS hard drive, recover data from inaccessible APFS drive, recover deleted/lost APFS partition, recover deleted/lost data from APFS partition, etc. on macOS 10.15/10.14/10.13/10.12 and Mac OS X 10.11/10.10/10.9/10.8/10.7.

Aside from recovering data from APFS drive, iBoysoft Mac Data Recovery can also recover data from drives of other formats, including HFS drive, HFS+ drive, FAT32 drive, exFAT drive, recover data from formatted, unmountable, inaccessible, corrupted hard drive, external hard drive, USB drive, SD card, pen drive and many other storage devices.

Tutorial to recover lost files from APFS drive with iBoysoft Mac Data Recovery

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

Step 2: Launch iBoysoft Mac Data Recovery.

APFS data recovery - iBoysoft Mac Data Recovery

Step 3: Select the APFS drive at which we have lost files, then click "Next" to start scanning for lost files.

Step 4: Preview the files in listed scanning results, select files we need, and click "Recover" to get them back.

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


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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