How to recover data after APFS encryption paused?

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

Different from previous macOS, macOS Mojave 10.14/High Sierra 10.13 has changed the setting of FileVault to make it turn on by default. So after upgrading to Mojave/High Sierra, our Mac internal hard drive will be automatically encrypted. There are also times that we want to format our external drive to APFS and encrypt it.

Some Mac users complain that encryption paused during the process of encrypting APFS drive. We may also find out APFS encryption paused error when checking Security & Privacy panel of System Preferences and the status showing as "Encryption paused".

No matter what causes this error, after APFS encryption paused, our APFS drive can't be used as normal and files on it can't be accessed. Under that condition, the first priority is to recover data from encryption paused APFS drive.

Tips for encryption paused APFS data recovery

After encryption paused, we should stop using the APFS drive immediately. Further operations on the drive may not only cause unnecessary data loss, but also make damages to the drive. So we'd better perform data recovery from encryption paused APFS drive as soon as possible.

Recover data after APFS encryption paused with iBoysoft Mac Data Recovery

iBoysoft Mac Data Recovery is a free & professional Mac data recovery software that can recover data after APFS encryption paused, 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 lost data from encrypted APFS volume, recover deleted/lost APFS partition, etc.

Besides, iBoysoft Mac Data Recovery can also perform reliable data recovery from FAT32 drives, exFAT drives, HFS+ drives, recover data from formatted, unmountable, unreadable, corrupted hard drive, external hard drive, USB flash drive, SD card, pen drive, etc.

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

Step 1: Launch iBoysoft Mac Data Recovery on Mac.

Step 2: Choose the encryption paused APFS drive, then click "Next" to search for all lost files on the drive.

Recover data after APFS encryption paused

Step 3: Enter password to start searching for lost files on the drive.

Step 4: Preview the listed searching results, choose files we need, then click "Recover" to get lost files back.

Step 5: Go through to ensure we have got all lost files back.

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