How to fix Disk Utility cannot repair APFS partition?

Posted by Katrina to Mac Data Recovery on January 11th, 2018

Meet "First Aid process has failed" error? Disk Utility cannot repair APFS partition? This passage will show you the most effective solution. If you are afraid of data loss, please download iBoysoft Mac Data Recovery to recover lost data from APFS partition.

"Hello, Disk Utility failed to repair one of my APFS partitions when trying to run first aid, and I got the error message "First Aid process has failed. If possible backup the data on this volume." So I performed a forced shutdown and then rebooted into the recovery console, but I still got the same error message. Any great solutions for Disk Utility cannot repair APFS partition?"

"Disk Utility cannot repair APFS partition" is one of the common failures that Mac computer is unable to repair APFS partition bad sectors or system errors. When Disk Utility's First Aid fails to repair APFS partition, we often gain these error messages: "First Aid process has failed. If possible backup the data on this volume", "fsroot tree is invalid" or "container superblock is invalid" and more. It alerts us to backup our important data at once for our APFS partition is lost, corrupted or damaged.

Actually, First Aid in Disk Utility can only prevent minor problems from turning into major issues. So the APFS partition that Disk Utility First Aid fails to repair might have some tough issues like corrupted file system, damaged partition table, invalid volume header, etc.

The solution for Disk Utility cannot repair APFS partition

As no build-in utility on Mac can restore our important data when Disk Utility cannot repair APFS partition, the only choice is to recover lost data from APFS partition with free Mac data recovery software and then reformat the APFS partition. Here we recommend the best APFS data recovery software - iBoysoft Mac Data Recovery.

Recover lost data from APFS partition with APFS data recovery software, then reformat the APFS partition

iBoysoft Mac Data Recovery is a professional & free Mac APFS data recovery software that can recover data from deleted APFS partition/container, recover data from corrupted APFS partition, recover data from inaccessible partition, recover data from unmountable APFS partition, recover data from unreadable APFS partition, etc.

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Aside from APFS data recovery, iBoysoft Mac Data Recovery can also recover data from drives of other formats ( exFAT, FAT32, HFS+), recover data from formatted, unmountable, inaccessible, corrupted hard drive, external hard drive, USB flash drive, SD card, pen drive, etc. on macOS Mojave 10.14‎/High Sierra 10.13/10.12 Sierra‎ and Mac OS X 10.11/10.10/10.9/10.8/10.7.

Tutorial to recover lost data from APFS partition with iBoysoft Data Recovery

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

Recover lost data from APFS partition with iBoysoft Mac Data Recovery

Step 2: Choose "Find Lost APFS Partition" on the upper right corner of the interface.

Step 3: According to partition size, select the partition where our important files stored and click "Next" to search for lost data.

Step 4: Preview the listed searching files, choose files we need, and click "Recover".

After data recovery completed, we can reformat the APFS partition without hesitation. Go to /Applications/Utilities/, click the icon of the APFS partition on the left part of the window, complete the related information (name, format, scheme), and then click Erase button.

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