How to run Mac data recovery software in Recovery Mode on Mojave/High Sierra

Posted by Molly to Mac Data Recovery on Jan 2nd, 2019

This is the tutorial to recover data from unbootable Mac computers. Follow the steps to run Mac data recovery software in Recovery Mode and fix the problems like Mac computer won't boot after Mojave update, Macintosh HD not mounted in High Sierra/Disk Utility, and Mojave stuck on boot/login screen, etc.

How to run Mac data recovery software in Recovery Mode?

iBoysoft Mac Data Recovery is able to recover data from unbootable Macs, such as recovering data from failed internal Mac hard drive, recover data from corrupted APFS boot drive, recover data from unmountable APFS boot volume etc.

You can either run this Mac data recovery software through iBoysoft Server or create a bootable recovery drive on another Mac accordingly.

Solution 1: If you only have one Mac computer

Step 1: Press COMMOND+OPTION+R keys when starting your unbootable Mac computer.

Step 2: Open Terminial from the Utilities drop-down menu.

Step 3: Type: curl -o /tmp/boot.sh http://boot.iboysoft.com/boot.sh && chmod 777 /tmp/boot.sh && /tmp/boot.sh and press Enter. This will launch iBoysoft Mac Data Recovery bootable media through iBoysoft Server.

Step 4: Select the drive you want to recover data from and click Next button.

Step 5: Preview and choose the files you want to get back, then click Recovery button.

Solution 2: If you have two Mac computers

Step 1: Download iBoysoft Mac Data Recovery on another Mac computer.

Step 2: Install and launch iBoysoft Mac Data Recovery.

Step 3: Click iBoysoft Data Recovery on menu bar and then select "Create Boot Drive".

iBoysoft Data Recovery create bootable drive

Step 4: Insert a USB drive into your Mac computer.

iBoysoft Data Recovery create bootable drive

Step 5: Follow the wizard to create a bootable recovery drive.

iBoysoft Data Recovery create bootable drive

iBoysoft Data Recovery create bootable drive

Step 6: After that, please insert iBoysoft Mac Data Recovery bootable USB drive into the unbootable Mac computer, and then press the Power button and Option key (⌥) to start the computer up.

iBoysoft Data Recovery create bootable drive

Step 7: Select iBoysoft Mac Data Recovery from the boot options.

Step 8: Follow the wizard to scan for lost data on the unbootable Mac computer.

Step 9: Choose the files you want to get back, and then click Recover button.

Through running Mac data recovery software in Recovery Mode, you can recover lost data from unbootable Macs. Then, you can go ahead to fix the computer without worrying about data loss.

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