How to repair/fix APFS volume on Mac without data loss?

Posted by Juno to Mac Data Recovery on December 21st, 2017

APFS is a proprietary file system developed by Apple Inc. After upgrading to macOS Mojave 10.14/High Sierra 10.13, our Macintosh HD will be automatically upgraded to APFS. Sometimes, we may also format our external drives (like external hard drive and USB flash drive) to be APFS.

Despite been regarded as robust, APFS volumes are still prone to errors. APFS volumes may suddenly become unmountable, unreadable or corrupted due to some unknown reasons. After that, our APFS volume can't be usable and file on it can't be accessed any more.

No need to worry any more. We are here to offer an easy method to repair/fix APFS volume as well as get lost files back.

Easy method to repair/fix APFS volume on Mac

For the sake of our data, we should recover data from APFS volume with APFS data recovery software at the first step and then fix the APFS volume.

Step 1: Recover data from APFS volume on Mac with APFS data recovery software

iBoysoft Mac Data Recovery is a APFS data recovery software that can recover deleted/lost data from APFS volume, recover data from formatted APFS drive, recover data from inaccessible APFS drive, recover data from unreadable APFS drive, recover data from corrupted APFS drive, recover deleted/lost APFS volume, etc.

Aside from APFS data recovery, iBoysoft Mac Data Recovery also has reliable performance on data recovery from exFAT drives, FAT32 drives, HFS drives, HFS+ drives, and on data recovery from formatted, unmountable, unreadable, corrupted Macintosh HD, external hard drive, USB flash drive, memory card, etc. on macOS Mojave 10.14‎/High Sierra 10.13/10.12 Sierra‎ and Mac OS X 10.11/10.10/10.9/10.8/10.7.

Follow the steps below to recover data from APFS volume:

1. Download and install iBoysoft Mac Data Recovery on Mac.

2. Launch iBoysoft Mac Data Recovery.

Recover data from APFS volume on Mac

3. Select the APFS volume and click "Next" to scan all lost files.

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

5. Have a check to ensure all lost files have been successfully recovered.

Step 2: Fix APFS volume by formatting

After successfully recovering data from APFS volume, we can fix it by formatting.

1. Launch Disk Utility.

2. Click the icon of the APFS volume on the left part of the window.

3. Click the Erase on the top of the Disk Utility window.

4. Complete related information (name, format, scheme, etc.), and then click Erase button.

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