How to recover lost data from corrupted/failed/dead APFS SSD?

By Katrina | Posted to Mac Data Recovery on June 1st, 2018 |

I have an APFS SSD on my MacBook Air. Today, when I check one of my working files, suddenly my Mac computer shut down. Then I tried to start my Mac again, but it failed to boot. I guess that the APFS SSD gets corrupted because of sudden shutdown. Now I can't access all files stored on this drive. Can I recover lost data from corrupted APFS SSD?

APFS is a new file type optimized for SSDs and flash devices. It is assumed that APFS SSD is less vulnerable to data loss, but we still can't make sure that APFS SSD will not get corrupted/failed/dead. Just like the above situation, when we turn on the Mac computer, the APFS SSD drive fails to boot or OS fails to detect it when connected to the system externally.

Usually, corrupted APFS SSD is caused by power failure, fluctuation in power supply, virus attack, bad sector, damaged file system, etc. APFS SSD gets corrupted/failed/dead/crashed? Want to recover data from corrupted/ failed/dead APFS SSD? Read further!

Tips before recovering lost data from corrupted/ failed/dead APFS SSD

When suffering from data loss issue on corrupted/ failed/dead/crashed APFS SSD, we should avoid using the Mac computer and recover data from corrupted APFS drive as soon as possible. Because when we do some operations on Mac, the operating system will write new data in the APFS drive and the new data is possible to cover the original one. Once our important files are overwritten, there is no way to find it back.

How to recover lost data from corrupted/ failed/dead APFS SSD?

As APFS is a latest and complex file system, APFS data recovery comes with a new challenge for software developers and most of APFS data recovery software is still in its infancy. iBoysoft Mac Data Recovery is one of a few APFS data recovery which offers mature techniques and comprehensive solutions for APFS data recovery.

As the best APFS data recovery software, iBoysoft Mac Data Recovery is designed to recover lost documents, photos, videos, emails or music from corrupted/ failed/dead APFS SSD. It is the only one in the world which can recover data from encrypted APFS startup drive/external drive. Also, iBoysoft Mac Data Recovery can recover data from encrypted, formatted, unreadable, unmountable, inaccessible drive, recover data from deleted/lost APFS partition and corrupted APFS container. It supports almost all storage devices like hard drive, external hard drive, USB flash drive, SD card, memory card, pen drive, digital camera, etc.

Aside from APFS data recovery, iBoysoft Mac Data Recovery supports to recover data from HFS, HFS+, FAT32 and exFAT drive on macOS 10.15 (Catalina), 10.14 (Mojave)/macOS 10.13 (High Sierra)/macOS 10.12 (Sierra)/Mac OS X 10.11/10.10/10.9/10.8/10.7.

Recover lost data from corrupted/ failed/dead APFS SSD on another Mac computer

Step 1: Remove the corrupted APFS SSD and connect it to another Mac computer.

Step 2: Free download, install and launch iBoysoft Mac Data Recovery on the new Mac computer.

Step 3: Select the corrupted APFS SSD and click "Next" to scan lost files.

Recover lost data from corrupted/ failed/dead APFS SSD with iBoysoft Mac Data Recovery

Step 4: Preview the scanning results, choose those files we want and click "Recover".

Tips: If lost files are not found in quick scan mode, please check "File types" option in Preferences panel, check deep scan option and try again.


Katrina is a data recovery expert @iBoysoft who loves to help readers solve various data recovery problems.

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