macOS Catalina 10.15 is the newest operating system and it's available for users to download and install now. But many people choose to update to the stable macOS Mojave, however, they 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 lost 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 Data Recovery for Mac 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 lost data from deleted/lost APFS partition.
Apart from APFS data recovery, iBoysoft Data Recovery for Mac 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 Catalina 10.15/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 Data Recovery for Mac.
To avoid overwriting the lost files, please download iBoysoft Data Recovery for Mac 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.
Step 3: Launch Terminal from Utilities and enter the command: csrutil disable and press Return.
Step 4: Launch iBoysoft Data Recovery for Mac.
Double click iBoysoft Data Recovery for Mac installation file, then double click iBoysoft Data Recovery for Mac icon to directly run it (instead of dragging it to Applications folder).
Step 5: Select the startup disk where lost the data and click "Next" to search for all lost files on the startup disk.
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.