How to recover lost files from macOS Mojave startup disk/Macintosh HD/Apple SSD?

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

macOS Mojave 10.14 is the newest operating system and it's available for users to download and install now. But even you update to macOS Mojave, you still can't avoid data loss problem, such as accidental deletion, reformatting, virus attack, file system corruption, system crash, etc.

Recently, many people complained that after upgrading to macOS Mojave, they lost important files on startup disk/Macintosh HD/Apple SSD. If you have the similar trouble, please keep calm and read ahead. With the help of macOS Mojave data recovery software, it's so easy to recover data from macOS Mojave startup disk.

Things you need to know before data recovery from macOS Mojave startup disk

Starting from macOS High Sierra, all the later operating systems don't allow any application to access to the startup disk. If you want to recover lost data from startup disk on macOS Mojave, you have to disable SIP at first. SIP (System Integrity Protection) is a security feature, which prevents data recovery software from scanning the startup disk.

How to recover lost files from macOS Mojave startup disk?

iBoysoft Mac Data Recovery is the best data recovery for macOS Mojave that supports to recover lost files from APFS startup disk and APFS external drive. It works well in different data loss scenarios, which can recover lost data from encrypted, formatted, unmountable, unreadable, inaccessible APFS drive, recover data from deleted/lost APFS partition.

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Apart from APFS data recovery, iBoysoft Mac Data Recovery also supports HFS, HFS+, exFAT, FAT32. It allows us to recover documents, pictures, audios, videos, emails from hard drive, external hard drive, USB flash drive, SD card, memory card, pen drive, digital camera, etc. on macOS Mojave 10.14/High Sierra 10.13/Sierra 10.12/10.11/10.10/10.9/10.8/10.7.

Step 1: Download and install iBoysoft Mac Data Recovery.

To avoid overwriting the lost files, please download iBoysoft Mac Data Recovery to an external drive, instead of your startup disk.

Step 2: Boot to Recovery OS by restarting Mac and pressing & holding down Command + R keys at startup.

Disble SIP step 1

Step 3: Launch Terminal from Utilities and enter the command: csrutil disable and press Return.

Disble SIP step 2

Step 4: Launch iBoysoft Mac Data Recovery.

Double click iBoysoft Mac Data Recovery installation file, then double click iBoysoft Mac Data Recovery icon to directly run it (instead of dragging it to Applications folder).

Install iBoysoft Data Recovery

Step 5: Select the startup disk where lost the data and click "Next" to search for all lost files on the startup disk.

Recover lost data from startup disk on macOS Mojave

Step 6: Preview the listed recoverable files, choose those we want, and click "Recover" to get them back.

Step 7: After successfully get lost files back, we can enable System Integrity Protection as steps below.

Boot to Recovery OS by restarting Mac and pressing & holding down Command + R keys at startup, launch Terminal from Utilities and enter the command: csrutil enable.

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