How to recover data from formatted APFS encrypted drive?

Posted by Juno to Mac Data Recovery on January 11th, 2018

Upgrading to macOS Mojave 10.14/High Sierra 10.13 will automatically make our Mac internal drive been encrypted. But the same as unencrypted drives, an encrypted APFS drive can also be formatted. We may format an encrypted APFS drive to clean up space, fix some errors, etc. But if we find there are still useful files on the drive after formatting the APFS encrypted drive, what should we do?

Actually, only with a reliable APFS data recovery software, we can still get those lost files back. iBoysoft Mac Data Recovery is one of the a few Mac data recovery software that can recover data from formatted APFS encrypted drive.

Tips for formatted APFS encrypted drive data recovery

After formatting the APFS encrypted drive, we should avoid making any further operation on the drive. That's because after formatting, the original files still remain on the drive and wait to be overwritten by new data. Further operations on the drive will write data to the drive and may make original files been overwritten. Once the files have been overwritten, we will lose the chance to get them back.

Recover data from formatted APFS encrypted drive with iBoysoft Mac Data Recovery

iBoysoft Mac Data Recovery is a APFS data recovery software that can recover data from formatted APFS encrypted drive, recover deleted/lost files from APFS drive, recover data from formatted APFS hard drive, recover data from unmountable APFS drive, recover data from unreadable APFS hard drive, recover data from corrupted APFS drive, recover lost data from encrypted APFS volume, recover deleted/lost APFS partition, etc.

Aside from APFS data recovery, iBoysoft Mac Data Recovery can also recover data from drives of other formats (FAT32, exFAT, HFS+), recover data formatted, unmountable, unreadable, corrupted hard drive, external hard drive, USB flash drive, SD card, pen drive, etc.

Steps to recover data from formatted APFS encrypted drive with iBoysoft Mac Data recovery

Step 1: Launch iBoysoft Mac Data Recovery on Mac.

Step 2: Choose the formatted APFS encrypted drive, click "Deep scan" on the bottom-left corner and then click "Next".

Recover data from formatted APFS encrypted drive

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

Step 4: Preview the 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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