How to recover lost data from APFS encrypted SD card?

Posted by Katrina to Mac Data Recovery on December 4th, 2018

Unfortunately, I am currently in a very difficult situation. My SD card which contains my wedding photos somehow is corrupted, and macOS cannot mount it. It is an encrypted APFS volume, anyone can tell me how to recover lost data from it?

As SD cards have grown larger and cheaper over years, they are widely used to save data and transfer files from one computer to another. APFS is the default file system of Apple’s latest macOS Mojave and High Sierra. APFS is more reliable than HFS+ which is designed to encrypt your data at the file system level. However, no file system or storage device is completely invulnerable. SD card formatted with APFS encrypted still can’t avoid data loss problems. At times, your APFS encrypted SD card will crash and become inaccessible, then you will end up losing all valuable documents, photos, videos, music, etc.

Besides file corruption, there are other symptoms of data loss on APFS encrypted SD card, such as accidental deletion, reformatting, virus attack, unmountable or unreadable issues. How to recover lost data from APFS SD card? This passage will show the effective solution.

Tips before APFS encrypted SD card data recovery

Don’t do anything to your APFS encrypted SD card once you realize you have lost data on it. In this situation, the operations like reformatting or saving files on the SD card will overwrite the original data. If the lost data is overwritten, there is no way to get it back. So please stop using the APFS encrypted SD card and perform data recovery as soon as possible. Here recommend you the best APFS data recovery software - iBoysoft Mac Data Recovery. With it, whatever files are deleted from Mac Trash, the storage device is erased or becomes inaccessible, you can get all lost data from APFS encrypted SD card without any technical skills.

How to recover lost data from APFS encrypted SD card?

iBoysoft Mac Data Recovery is able to recover lost data from APFS encrypted SD card, USB flash drive, SD card, memory card, external hard drive, hard drive, etc. Moreover, it enables you to recover deleted/lost data from APFS drive, recover data from formatted APFS drive, recover data from unmountable APFS drive, recover data from unreadable APFS drive, recover data from inaccessible APFS drive, recover data from corrupted APFS drive, recover deleted/lost APFS volume, etc.

Moreover, iBoysoft Mac Data Recovery works seamlessly on HFS+, HFS, FAT32, exFAT drives. It is compatible with macOS 10.14/10.13/10.12 and Mac OS X 10.11/10.10/10.9/10.8/10.7.

Tutorial to recover lost data from APFS encrypted SD card

Step 1: Launch iBoysoft Mac Data Recovery.

Step 2: Select the APFS encrypted SD card and click "Next".

Recover data from APFS encrypted SD card

Step 3: Enter password to to scan lost files on the APFS encrypted SD card.

Step 4: Preview the scanning results, choose files we need, and click "Recover" to get them back.

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

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