How to recover lost data after APFS encryption interrupted?

By Katrina | Posted 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 lost 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 lost 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 lost data after APFS encryption interrupted, recover lost data after APFS encryption stuck, recover lost data after APFS encryption froze, recover lost data from encrypted APFS volume 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. 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 lost data from unmountable APFS drive, recover lost 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 lost data after encryption interrupted with iBoysoft Mac Data Recovery

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

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

Recover lost data after encryption interrupted with iBoysoft Mac Data Recovery

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 encryption interrupted with iBoysoft Mac Data Recovery

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

Recover lost data after encryption interrupted with iBoysoft Mac Data Recovery

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

Recover lost data after encryption interrupted with iBoysoft Mac Data Recovery

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

Recover lost data after encryption interrupted with iBoysoft Mac Data Recovery

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

Katrina

Katrina is a data recovery expert @iBoysoft who loves to help readers solve various data recovery problems.