How to recover data from formatted, corrupted APFS USB flash drive?

Posted by Juno to Mac Data Recovery on February 5th, 2018

APFS (Apple File System) is the newest and default file system for the latest macOS, macOS Mojave 10.14 and High Sierra 10.13. It can bring us more reliable and faster experience than HFS+ or HFS. Thus many users want to format their external drives to APFS, like USB flash drive, external hard drive, SD card, Micro SD card.

However, there is no 100% guarantee that drives formatted to be APFS will not crash. Data loss problem may occur after converting to APFS failed, APFS drive can't be mounted, APFS drive becoming unreadable or corrupted, etc. To solve the above errors we may meet on APFS USB flash drive, this passage will focus on how to recover data from formatted, corrupted APFS USB flash drive.

To recover data from formatted, corrupted APFS USB flash drive, we need a Mac data recovery software that supports APFS data recovery. Due to technical difficulty, only a few Mac data recovery software can perform APFS data recovery. iBoysoft Mac Data Recovery is one of the a few software that can recover data from APFS drive.

Recover data from formatted, corrupted APFS USB flash drive with iBoysoft Mac Data Recovery

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

Aside from APFS USB flash drive data recovery, iBoysoft Mac Data Recovery can also recover data from APFS hard drive, recover data from APFS memory card, recover data from APFS external hard drive, recover data from APFS SD card, etc.

Tutorial to recover data from formatted, corrupted APFS USB flash drive with iBoysoft Mac Data Recovery

Step 1: Connect the formatted or corrupted APFS USB flash drive to Mac and then launch iBoysoft Data Recovery.

recover data from formatted/corrupted APFS USB flash drive

Step 2: Select the formatted/corrupted APFS USB flash drive and click "Deep scan" on the bottom-left corner.

Step 3: Click "Next" to search for all lost files on the drive.

Step 4: Preview the listed files, choose those we want, and click "Recover" button to get them back.

Step 5: Have a check to ensure we have got all needed files back.

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