How to recover lost data after APFS volume decryption interrupted, stuck, froze, paused?

By Katrina | Posted to Mac Data Recovery Tips on January 19th, 2018 |

As newly released APFS does a better job in data management and preventing of data loss, many macOS users have converted HFS to APFS. One of the most striking points is APFS encryption. APFS supports multi-key encryption that users can use different keys to encrypt data, metadata, and individual pieces of files.

However, some users in forums complain that it is frequently interrupted, stuck, froze and paused during the process of APFS volume decryption. When meeting APFS volume decryption interrupted, stuck, froze, paused error, we are not allowed to access the APFS drive as well as the data stored on the drive.

In this article, we will talk about reasons of APFS volume decryption interrupted, stuck, froze, paused and the way to recover lost data from decryption interrupted, stuck, froze, paused APFS drive.

Possible causes of APFS volume decryption interrupted, stuck, froze, paused

To be specific, APFS volume decryption interrupted, stuck, froze, paused mainly result in corrupted file system and damaged partition table that the Apple operating system cannot recognize the internal memory of APFS drive. No matter what causes this error, after APFS volume decryption interrupted, stuck, froze, paused, the APFS drive turns to be inaccessible. We have to recover lost data from the APFS drive at first.

Tips: After decryption interrupted, stuck, froze, paused, we should stop using this APFS drive. Because any further operation will overwrite the original data and do harm the APFS drive. We should perform data recovery as soon as possible.

Recover lost data after APFS volume decryption interrupted, stuck, froze, paused with APFS data recovery software

iBoysoft Data Recovery for Mac is the best APFS data recovery software that can easily recover lost data after APFS volume decryption interrupted, stuck, froze, paused, recover lost data after APFS encryption frozen, recover lost data after APFS encryption paused, recover lost data after APFS encryption interrupted, recover lost data after APFS encryption stuck.

iBoysoft Data Recovery for Mac can not only recover lost data from encrypted APFS volume, but also recover deleted/lost files from APFS drive, recover lost data from unreadable APFS hard drive, recover lost data from corrupted APFS drive, recover deleted/lost APFS partition, etc.

Aside from APFS data recovery, iBoysoft Data Recovery for Mac can also recover lost data from drives of other formats (FAT32, exFAT, HFS+), recover lost data formatted, unmountable, unreadable, corrupted hard drive, external hard drive, USB flash drive, SD card, pen drive, etc. on macOS Catalina 10.15/Mojave 10.14/High Sierra 10.13/10.12 Sierra/10.11/10.10/10.9/10.8/10.7.

Steps to recover lost data after APFS volume decryption interrupted, stuck, froze, paused

Step 1: Free download and install iBoysoft Data Recovery for Mac.

Step 2: Launch iBoysoft Data Recovery for Mac and click "Find Lost APFS Partition" on the top right corner. Then you will see all connected hard drives.

Recover lost data after APFS volume decryption interrupted, stuck, froze, paused

Step 3: Select the drive which contains your APFS encrypted volume and click "Next" button. The software will list all APFS volumes on the selected drive.

Recover lost data after APFS volume decryption interrupted, stuck, froze, paused

Step 4: Choose the APFS encrypted volume that you want to recover lost data from and click "Next".

Recover lost data after APFS volume decryption interrupted, stuck, froze, paused

Step 5: Enter the correct password and click "OK" to start searching for lost files on the volume.

Recover lost data after APFS volume decryption interrupted, stuck, froze, paused

Step 6: Preview the listed searching results, choose files you need, then click "Recover" to get lost files back.

Recover lost data after APFS volume decryption interrupted, stuck, froze, paused

Step 7: Go through to make sure you have all the lost files back.