TestDisk APFS data recovery to recover lost files from APFS drive

Posted by Juno to Mac Data Recovery Tips on November 28th, 2017

TestDisk is a free data recovery software that is designed to recover deleted/lost partitions, and make non-booting disks bootable again.

Does TestDisk support APFS data recovery?

The answer is NO. Although TestDisk is quite popular a data recovery software, it doesn't support macOS High Sierra 10.13. On macOS High Sierra 10.13, the default file system is APFS. Naturally, we can't recover lost data from APFS drive with TestDisk. So what should we do if we lose data on APFS drive and want to get lost files back?

Here, we have found TestDisk APFS data recovery alternative - iBoysoft Data Recovery for Mac, with which we can recover lost data from APFS drive on macOS Catalina 10.15/Mojave 10.14/High Sierra 10.13.

Tips for APFS data recovery: stop using the APFS drive

After losing data on APFS drive, we should stop using the drive as soon as possible. Reformatting the drive, saving files and editing files on the drive are extremely should be avoided. That's because those further operations will write data to the APFS drive and are very possible will cover the lost files. After lost files have been covered by new data, we will lose the chance to get them back.

APFS data recovery software: iBoysoft Data Recovery for Mac

iBoysoft Data Recovery for Mac is a free & professional Mac data recovery software that can recover lost/deleted data from APFS partition, recover lost data from encrypted APFS volume,

Aside from APFS data recovery, iBoysoft Data Recovery for Mac can also recover lost data from FAT32 drives, exFAT drives, NTFS drives, HFS+ drives, etc. With this tool, we can easily get rid of troubles of losing data on hard drive, external hard drive, USB flash drive, memory card or pen drive.

Tutorial to recover lost data from APFS drive with iBoysoft Data Recovery for Mac

After downloading and installing iBoysoft Data Recovery for Mac on our Mac, only 3 steps needed to get lost files back from APFS drive.

Step 1: Launch iBoysoft Data Recovery for Mac.

APFS data recovery software: iBoysoft Data Recovery for Mac

Step 2: Choose the APFS drive where we have lost files, then click "Next" to scan for all lost data on the APFS drive.

Step 3: Preview the scanning results, choose files we need, and then click "Recover" to finish APFS data recovery on Mac.

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