How to recover data after APFS encryption interrupted?

Posted by Katrina to Mac Data Recovery on January 12th, 2018

I have a 4TB external hard drive in APFS file format and I decided to encrypt it, so I covert APFS to APFS (encrypted). But it had an unexpected interruption and now all the data on the drive is locked and I cannot access any data from the encrypted external hard drive. Is there any software which can recover data after APFS encryption interrupted?

Unable to access your APFS volume, hard drive, external hard drive, USB flash drive due to APFS encryption interruption? Well, APFS encryption interruption is a serious problem and should not be taken lightly. APFS encryption unsuccessful error prevents us from using our APFS volume/drive and accessing any data stored on it.

Why APFS encryption interruption happens?

The reasons of APFS encryption interruption can be so various that we cannot point out a single one. In general, the main reasons are corrupted file system and damaged partition table that Apple operating system is unable to recognize the internal memory. So the APFS volume/drive becomes inaccessible.

Tips for data recovery after APFS encryption interrupted

When APFS encryption interruption causes data loss, any operation needs to be avoided, especially reformatting. Because any further operation on the inaccessible APFS volume/drive may overwrite the original files. Once files have been overwritten, we will have no chance to get them back. In this situation, we should stop using the inaccessible APFS volume/drive and perform data recovery as soon as possible.

Recover data after APFS encryption interrupted with APFS data recovery software

iBoysoft Mac Data Recovery is a professional APFS data Recovery software that can easily recover data after APFS encryption interrupted, recover data after APFS encryption stuck, recover data after APFS encryption froze, recover lost data from encrypted APFS volume on macOS Mojave 10.14/High Sierra 10.13/10.12 Sierra/10.11/10.10/10.9/10.8/10.7. With this strong and easy-to-use APFS data recovery tool, we are able to preview all file formats that Apple operating system supports, including video, audio, file and picture.

Aside from encrypted volume data recovery, iBoysoft Mac Data Recovery can also recover deleted/lost files from APFS drive, recover data from formatted APFS hard drive, recover data from unreadable APFS hard drive, recover data from unmountable APFS drive, recover data from corrupted APFS drive, recover deleted/lost APFS partition, etc. It fully supports file systems like FAT32, exFAT, HFS+, and storage devices like hard drive, external hard drive, USB flash drive, SD card, pen drive, etc.

Tutorial to recover data after encryption interrupted with iBoysoft Mac Data Recovery

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

Step 2: Select the encrypted APFS volume/drive which you want to recover data from, then click "Next".

Recover data after APFS encryption interrupted

Step 3: Enter password to scan the lost files from the encrypted APFS volume/drive.

Step 4: Preview the scanning results, choose files we need, and then click "Recover" to get them back.

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