PhotoRec APFS data recovery on macOS Mojave/High Sierra

Posted by Molly to Mac Data Recovery Tips on June 4th, 2018

Can PhotoRec recover lost data from APFS drive?

No, PhotoRec doesn't support data recovery from APFS drives on macOS High Sierra. PhotoRec is an open source and free Mac data recovery tool to recover files from various devices. It supports a wide range of file systems like NTFS, FAT, exFAT, ext2/3/4, HFS+, etc. But when comes to data recovery from APFS drives on macOS High Sierra, PhotoRec will be helpless.

To recover lost data from APFS drives on macOS Mojave/High Sierra, iBoysoft Data Recovery for Mac is the alternative to PhotoRec.

PhotoRec APFS data recovery alternative

iBoysoft Data Recovery for Mac is all-round Mac data recovery software that is able to recover lost/deleted data from APFS drives, recover lost data from formatted APFS drives, recover lost data from unreadable APFS drives and also unmountable, inaccessible APFS drives, etc. Moreover, compared with PhotoRec's command line interface, iBoysoft Mac data recovery is much easier to operate, either for beginners or advanced users.

How to rcover lost data from APFS drive with iBoysoft Data Recovery for Mac?

Note:: To avoid overwriting the lost data, please DO NOT install the program to the APFS drive that you lost data from. If the APFS drive is the startup drive, you're strongly suggested to download and run this program on an external drive.

Step 1: Download iBoysoft Data Recovery for Mac and install.

Step 2: Launch iBoysoft Data Recovery for Mac.

Step 3: Select the APFS drive where you lost data, then click "Next". The program will start scanning the selected drive for recoverable files.

APFS data recovery software: iBoysoft Data Recovery for Mac

Step 4: When scanning finished, you can click the found files to preview. Choose all or only the correct files and click "Recover", the recovery process will begin.

Step 5: Go through the recovered files to make sure all desired files are back.

Besides recovering data from APFS drives on macOS High Sierra, iBoysoft Data Recovery for Mac also supports HFS, HFS+, HFSX, exFAT, FAT32 file systems on macOS Catalina/Mojave/Sierra and Mac OS X.

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