How to Recover Lost APFS Partition after Resizing Partition on Mac?

Posted by Molly to Mac Data Recovery on June 8th, 2018

I ran double operating systems on my MacBook Pro, both Windows 10 and macOS High Sierra. Recently I was trying to resize Windows partition so as to allocate larger space to mac APFS partition. But I failed and lost the APFS partition after resizing. How can I recover the lost APFS partition after resizing failed?

Resizing a partition or a whole disk is so straightforward that every Mac user can handle in Disk Utility. However, some users complained that their APFS partitions lost after resizing partitions on Mac. That's because the latest Apple file system is designed with new Space Sharing concept, which allows all volumes in this APFS container (or partition) share free space. This article will show you how to recover lost APFS partition after resizing partition on Mac.

What should I do if I lost APFS partition after resizing partitions on Mac?

First of all, calm down and stop any further operation on that partition or hard drive. The lost APFS partition after resizing is recoverable, so do the files stored on the lost APFS partition.

Then, try to recover the lost APFS partition. A trustable data recovery program will be helpful, like iBoysoft Mac Data Recovery.

iBoysoft Mac Data Recovery is one of the best data recovery software for macOS High Sierra, Sierra, and Mac OS X. It is able to recover lost/deleted APFS partition, recover lost data from deleted APFS partition/container, recover lost data from unreadable, unmountable, formatted, unreadable, inaccessible APFS partition and so on. With this APFS data recovery software, you can easily get back your lost APFS partition after resizing.

How to recover lost APFS partition after resizing partition with iBoysoft Mac Data Recovery?

Step 1: Download iBoysoft Mac Data Recovery and install.

Step 2: Launch this program. Click "Find Lost APFS Partitions" on the top right, then the program will start searching for the lost APFS partition.

Step 3: When the lost APFS partition is found, choose it and click "Next".

Recover lost APFS partition after resizing partition

Step 4: After the scanning process finishes, you can click the found files to preview. Choose all or only the correct files and click "Recover", the recovery process will begin.

Step 5: Go through the recovered files to make sure all desired files are back.

In addition to recovering lost APFS partition after resizing partition, iBoysoft Mac Data Recovery also supports data recovery from external hard drives, USB drives, memory cards as well as other file systems like HFS+, HFS, exFAT, etc.

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