How to Recover Lost Data after APFS Container is Gone on macOS High Sierra?

Posted by Molly to Mac Data Recovery on Jun 6th, 2018

So I partitioned my SSD to make room for Windows Bootcamp. Everything went smoothly until I restarted my computer to get into OS X, I was unable to and saw that my Mac HD was unmounted. The APFS container was gone and I cannot access my hard drive and lost all data. Can anyone help recover lost data after APFS container is gone?

APFS container is an attractive feature introduced by Apple along with its newest APFS file system. As its name suggests, it is a container holding one or more APFS volumes together and all of these volumes share space with each other. However, if the APFS container is gone, data stored in the whole container will disappear too.

Can We Recover Lost Data after APFS Container is Gone?

Yes, data recovery is possible after APFS container disappeared. To recover lost data from the disappeared APFS container, all you need is reliable data recovery software, just like iBoysoft Mac Data Recovery.

iBoysoft Mac Data Recovery is one of the best APFS data recovery software which is able to recover lost data after APFS container is gone, recover lost data after deleting APFS container, recover lost data after resizing APFS container, and recover data from corrupted APFS container, etc.

Tutorials to Recover Data after APFS Container is Gone with iBoysoft Mac Data Recovery

You can follow the steps below to get back your lost data from the disappeared APFS container.

Step 1: Download iBoysoft Mac Data Recovery and install.

Step 2: Launch this program. Click "Find Lost APFS Partitions" on the top right. All volumes in this APFS container will be listed under that partition.

Recover lost data after APFS container is gone

Step 3: Choose any one of the volumes and click "Next". The program will start scanning this volume for recoverable files.

Step 4: When scanning finished, 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.

Besides APFS container data recovery, iBoysoft Mac Data Recovery is also able to recover deleted/lost data from emptied Trash, recover lost data from formatted partition, recover data from deleted/lost partition as well as recover lost data from unmountable, unreadable, inaccessible drives and so on.

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