How to recover lost data from formatted APFS encrypted drive?

By Juno | Posted to Mac Data Recovery Tips on January 11th, 2018 |

Upgrading to macOS Big Sur 11/Catalina 10.15/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 Data Recovery for Mac is one of the a few Mac data recovery software that can recover lost 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 lost data from formatted APFS encrypted drive with iBoysoft Data Recovery for Mac

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

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

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

Step 1: Launch iBoysoft Data Recovery for Mac and click "Find Lost APFS Partition" on the top right corner. Then you will see all connected hard drives.

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

Step 2: Select the drive that you have formatted and click "Next" button. The software will list all APFS partitions on the selected drive.

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

Step 3: Choose the APFS encrypted partition that you want to recover lost data from and click "Next".

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

Step 4: Enter the correct password and click "OK" to start searching for lost files on the volume.

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

Step 5: Preview the listed searching results, choose files you need, then click "Recover" to get lost files back.

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

Step 5: Go through to make sure you have all the lost files back.