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

By Juno | Posted to Mac Data Recovery on November 23rd, 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.

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 Catalina 10.15/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 and click "Find Lost APFS Partition" on the top right corner. Then you will see all connected hard drives.

Recover lost files from encrypted APFS volume

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 files from encrypted APFS volume

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

Recover lost files from encrypted APFS volume

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

Recover lost files from encrypted APFS volume

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

Recover lost files from encrypted APFS volume

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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