How to recover lost data after APFS encryption stuck?

By Juno | Posted to Mac Data Recovery on January 18th, 2018 |

Security and privacy of our personal files are always important things. To safeguards files on Mac, since High Sierra 10.13 have changed the setting and made Mac internal hard drive been automatically encrypted after upgrading. Aside from Mac internal hard drive, we may also want to format our external drive to APFS and encrypt it.

However, the encryption may be stuck during the process. After APFS encryption stuck, we can't access the APFS drive as well as files on it. Facing this problem, the first and most important thing is to get lost files back.

Tips for recovering lost data after APFS encryption stuck

Before performing data recovery, we should keep in mind that any further operation on the APFS drive may bring damages to the drive and cause unnecessary data loss. Reformatting the drive and saving new files on the drive are especially should be avoided.

Recover lost data after APFS encryption stuck with iBoysoft Mac Data Recovery

iBoysoft Mac Data Recovery is the best APFS data recovery software that can easily recover lost data after APFS encryption stuck, recover lost data from encrypted APFS volume, 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 drive, recover data from corrupted APFS drive, recover deleted/lost APFS partition, etc.

Aside from that, iBoysoft Mac Data Recovery can also recover data from FAT32 drives, exFAT drives, HFS+ drives, recover data from formatted, unmountable, unreadable, corrupted hard drive, external hard drive, USB flash drive, SD card, pen drive, etc. on macOS 10.14/10.13/10.12 and 10.11/10.10/10.9/10.8/10.7.

Steps to recover lost data after APFS encryption stuck with iBoysoft Mac Data recovery

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

Recover lost data after APFS encryption stuck

Step 2: Select the drive which contains your APFS encrypted volume and click "Next" button. The software will list all APFS volumes on the selected drive.

Recover lost data after APFS encryption stuck

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

Recover lost data after APFS encryption stuck

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

Recover lost data after APFS encryption stuck

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

Recover lost data after APFS encryption stuck

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

Juno

Juno is a technical expert @iBoysoft. She has over 5-year experience in data recovery/repair technology. She loves to write data recovery tips and tutorials.

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