How to recover lost data after downgrading macOS Mojave?

Posted by Katrina to Mac Data Recovery on September 28th, 2018

Hi! I Installed Mojave but I would like to downgrade as some apps constantly quit. The problem is that I didn't backup nor use Time Machine before I installed Mojave. I would like to go back to High Sierra, how would I do that without using Time Machine or a back up?

While using macOS Mojave, you might suffer from unexpected errors and random crashes when using macOS Mojave. Perhaps, you find that one of frequently-used APPs no longer works on Mojave. Maybe Mojave is running slow, which drives you crazy. Or you just hate one of new features. For one or more reasons, you decide to downgrade macOS Mojave to older versions.

But downgrading to an older version macOS is not as simple as upgrading to a newer version. You have to erase your startup drive for reinstallation. Then is it possible to retrieve lost data after downgrading macOS Mojave? Sure, you only need free macOS Mojave data recovery software like iBoysoft Mac Data Recovery to recover lost data back.

How to recover lost data after downgrading macOS Mojave?

iBoysoft Mac Data Recovery is one of few Mac data recovery software that supports to recover lost files on macOS Mojave 10.14. It is able to recover lost data after downgrading from macOS Mojave or downgrading from macOS Catalina to Mojave.

iBoysoft Mac Data Recovery deserves the best APFS data recovery software and works well in different data loss scenarios. It enables you to recover data from encrypted APFS volume, recover data from unmountable APFS drive, recover data from corrupted APFS partition, recover data from unreadable APFS drive, recover deleted/lost APFS partition, etc.

Tutorial to recover lost data after downgrading macOS Mojave with iBoysoft Mac Data Recovrey

First of all, to avoid those lost data being overwritten, please download and install iBoysoft Mac Data Recovery on another hard drive rather than Mac system hard drive.

Step 1: Launch iBoysoft Mac Data Recovery on Mac.

Recover lost data after downgrading macOS Mojave

Step 2: Select Mac system hard drive and click "Next" to scan all lost data.

Step 3: Preview the files in results and choose files need to be recovered, click "Recover" to finish data recovery.

Tips: Please don't store recovered data to Mac system hard drive.

If you have lost data after upgrading to macOS Catalina, here is the tutorial about how to recover data after macOS Catalina update.

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