How to recover data from corrupted APFS boot disk?

Posted by Katrina to Mac Data Recovery on June 7th, 2018

APFS is the default file system for macOS High Sierra. Many Mac users have benefitted from APFS, but it still can't prevent boot disk from corruption. The boot disk is vital for a computer, which contains special files required for the computer to boot into an operating system. So if APFS boot disk get corrupted, Mac will stuck at loading/login screen and Mac won't boot.

In this post, we will talk about how to recover data from corrupted APFS boot disk. But before that, let's see the symptoms and causes of APFS boot disk corruption.

Symptoms of APFS boot disk corruption

1. Sudden system shutdown
2. Blue screen of death
3. Stuck on Spinning Circle
4. Stuck at loading files loop
5. Freezing randomly

How to recover data from corrupted APFS boot disk?

Since your Mac can't be booted, recovering data from corrupted APFS drive sounds so difficult, but there are still ways to do it. The first thing is to find a professional APFS data recovery program. Here recommend you iBoysoft Mac Data Recovery.

iBoysoft Mac Data Recovery is the best Mac data recovery software that can recover data from corrupted/damaged APFS boot disk, recover data from encrypted APFS drive, recover data from formatted, unreadable, unmountable, inaccessible or corrupted APFS container/drive, recover deleted/lost data from APFS partition on macOS High Sierra.

Apart from APFS data recovery, iBoysoft Mac Data Recovery also support HFS+, HFS, FAT32 and exFAT. It is compatible with macOS Mojave 10.14/High Sierra 10.13/Sierra 10.12 and OS X 10.11/10.10/10.9/10.8/10.7.

Solution 1: If you have only one Mac computer

If you have only one Mac computer, please directly run iBoysoft Mac Data Recovery bootable media from iBoysoft Server and recover lost data from the corrupted APFS boot disk.

Solution 2: If you have two Mac computers

Step 1: Download iBoysoft Mac Data Recovery on another Mac computer.

Step 2: Install and launch iBoysoft Mac Data Recovery.

Step 3: Click iBoysoft Data Recovery on menu bar and then select "Create Boot Drive".

iBoysoft Data Recovery create bootable drive

Step 4: Insert a USB drive into your Mac computer.

iBoysoft Data Recovery create bootable drive

Step 5: Follow the wizard to create a bootable recovery drive.

iBoysoft Data Recovery create bootable drive

iBoysoft Data Recovery create bootable drive

Step 6: After that, please insert iBoysoft Mac Data Recovery bootable USB drive into the unbootable Mac computer, and then press the Power button and Option key (⌥) to start the computer up.

iBoysoft Data Recovery create bootable drive

Step 7: Select iBoysoft Mac Data Recovery from the boot options.

Step 8: Follow the wizard to scan for lost data on the corrupted boot disk.

Step 9: Preview and select the files you want to get back, and then click the Recover button.

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