How to recover deleted/lost files from encrypted APFS volume?

Posted by Juno to Mac Data Recovery on November 23th, 2017

FileVault is a wonderful tool to help us encrypt our drive and prevent others from viewing, altering our files without permission, keep our data away from virus. But sometimes, we may still lose files in an encrypted drive. Losing files from encrypted APFS volume can be caused by accidental deletion, interruption during transferring files, power outage, and even hardware issues.

Although it's not any easy thing to recover delted/lost files from encrypted APFS volume, there are still methods that can do it. Only with APFS data recovery software - iBoysoft Mac Data Recovery, we can recover deleted/lost files from encrypted APFS drive.

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Tips for encrypted APFS drive data recovery

To ensure we can achieve the best encrypted APFS drive data recovery results, here is one tip for us. After losing data from encrypted APFS drive, we should stop using the drive. Reformatting the drive and saving files on the drive are particularly should be avoided.

That's because any further operation on the encrypted drive will write data to the drive and overwrite the original files. Once files have been overwritten, we will lose the chance to get them back.

APFS data recovery software

iBoysoft Mac Data Recovery is a reliable Mac data recovery software that can recover deleted/lost files from encrypted APFS volume, recover deleted/lost data from APFS partition, recover data from formatted APFS hard drive, recover data from inaccessible APFS drive, recover data from corrupted APFS drive, recover data from unmountable APFS drive, recover deleted/lost APFS partition, etc. in macOS Mojave 10.14‎/High Sierra 10.13/Sierra 10.12 and Mac OS X 10.11/10.10/10.9/10.8/10.7.

Aside from APFS data recovery, iBoysoft Mac Data Recovery also supports to recover data from drives formatted as other file system (HFS+, FAT32, exFAT, etc.). With this tool, we will no longer be annoyed by data loss, no matter losing data from hard drive, external hard drive, USB flash drive, memory card or pen drive.

Tutorial to recover lost files from encrypted APFS drive

Step 1: Launch iBoysoft Mac Data Recovery.

Recover lost data from encrypted APFS volume with iBoysoft Mac Data Recovery

Step 2: Choose the encrypted APFS drive at which we have lost files, then click "Next".

Step 3: Enter the password to scan lost data from encrypted APFS drive.

Step 4: Preview the scanning results, choose files we want to recover, and then click "Recover" to finish encrypted APFS data recovery on Mac.

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