How to recover lost data after APFS encryption froze?

By Katrina | Posted to Mac Data Recovery Tips on January 12th, 2018 |

One of my APFS volumes consisted of my private files and some precious photos. Yesterday I decided to encrypt the APFS volume. I went to Disk Utility and converted this volume to APFS (Encrypted). But it stuck on the encrypting screen for about 6 hours. Then I canceled the encryption process, it stopped but I found the APFS volume inaccessible no longer. Please…I don't want to lose these important files. Anyone can tell me how to recover lost data after APFS encryption froze?

Apple always makes security and privacy first-class and the newly released APFS file system is of no difference. One of APFS system types is APFS (Encrypted), which encrypts APFS volumes with multi keys. However, it's possible to freeze in the process of APFS encryption. In this case, we are unable to get access to the APFS volume as well as data stored on this volume. This article will show you how to recover lost data after APFS encryption froze.

Before recovering data after APFS encryption froze, keep in mind that any further operation will do harm to the APFS volume and data saved on it, such as reformatting the APFS volume. Please stop using the APFS volume and perform data recovery as soon as possible.

Recover lost data after APFS encryption froze 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 encryption frozen, recover lost data after APFS encryption interrupted, recover lost data after APFS encryption stuck, recover lost data from encrypted volume.

iBoysoft Data Recovery for Mac can not only recover lost data from encrypted 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 and OS X 10.11/10.10/10.9/10.8/10.7.

Steps to recover lost data after APFS encryption froze with iBoysoft Mac Data recovery

Step 1: 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 encryption froze

Step 2: 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 encryption froze

Step 3: Choose the APFS encrypted volume that you want to recover lost data from and click "Next".

Recover lost data after APFS encryption froze

Step 4: Enter the correct password and click "OK" to start searching for lost files on the volume.

Recover lost data after APFS encryption froze

Step 5: Preview the listed searching results, choose files you need, then click "Recover" to get lost files back.

Recover lost data after APFS encryption froze

Step 5: Go through to make sure you have all the lost files back.