Free download DiskWarrior 5.2 alternative to repair APFS partition on macOS Mojave/High Sierra

Posted by Katrina to Mac Data Recovery on November 20th, 2018

Free download DiskWarrior 5.2 alternative to recover lost data from APFS partition and follow the tutorial as below to repair APFS partition on macOS Mojave 10.14/High Sierra 10.13.

Since Apple released macOS High Sierra in 2017, APFS has replaced HFS+ as the default file system. Installing the updates on Mac with SSD will automatically switch the underlying file system from HFS+ to APFS. Though APFS is the most advanced file system, some people report that their APFS partitions get corrupted and all data gets inaccessible.

DiskWarrior is able to recover documents, photos, music and any other files on Mac. But can it repair APFS partitions?

Can DiskWarrior 5.2 repair APFS partitions?

Actually not. APFS partitions can only be recognized by DiskWarrior 5.2 but are not able to be rebuilt. When you use DiskWarrior to repair the APFS partition, you are only see the partition in the list. But once you attempt to repair the APFS partition, you will see the error as below:

"Directory cannot be rebuilt because the file system is a newer version."

Then how to repair corrupted APFS partitions and recover data from APFS partitions? Don’t worry! We have the best DiskWarrior alternative - iBoysoft Mac Data Recovery.

Best DiskWarrior APFS data recovery alternative

iBoysoft Mac Data Recovery is the best DiskWarrior APFS data recovery alternative that offers you comprehensive data recovery solutions. It enables you to recover deleted/lost data from APFS partition, recover data from formatted APFS hard drive, recover data from unmountable APFS drive, recover data from unreadable APFS hard drive, recover data from inaccessible APFS drive, recover deleted/lost APFS partition, etc.

Aside from APFS data recovery, iBoysoft Mac Data Recovery can also recover data from HFS drive, HFS+ drive, FAT32 drive, exFAT drive, etc. recover data from formatted, unmountable, inaccessible, corrupted hard drive, external hard drive, USB flash drive, SD card and many other storage devices.

Recover lost files from APFS partition with iBoysoft Mac Data Recovery

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

Step 2: Launch iBoysoft Mac Data Recovery.

Best DiskWarrior APFS data recovery alternative - iBoysoft Mac Data Recovery

Step 3: Select the APFS partition 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.

How to repair APFS partition?

After successful data recovery, you can reformat the APFS partition. Go to /Applications/Utilities/Disk Utility, choose the icon of the APFS partition on the left part of the window, click the Erase button on the top window, complete the related information (name, format), and then click Erase button.

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