APFS Data Recovery - Recover Deleted/Lost Data from APFS Volume/Drive

Updated to macOS Data Recovery Tips by Robert on Jan 12, 2024 | Approved by Daryl Baxter

APFS is short for Apple File System. It is the newest and default file system for the High Sierra(10.13) and latest macOS. It is far more reliable and faster than the previous macOS file system, HFS+. It is the particularly recommended for SSD and flash drives. It will become more stable for all drives and volumes that are formatted with APFS. However, nobody is 100% sure all drives formatted with APFS will not crash. You see, people are looking for APFS data recovery tool to completely find deleted, formatted or lost files from APFS volume/drive on Mac.

How It Happens that Data Lost from APFS Volume/Drive?

The first reason for people to lost data on Mac could be the hard drive or system corruption. However, it seldom happens with APFS volume, neither the virus attack also. Data lost from APFS Volume mostly happens in accidental deletion, formatted APFS drive, reset to factory settings, emptied trash etc. In this case, the macOS is not ready or haven’t backed up the data for you at all. So, you need a APFS recovery program to recover permanently deleted files on Mac.

Why Need to APFS File Recovery on Mac?

If you happen to lost data from APFS volume, they will disappear and only professional recover APFS tools will find them. When it happens, you need a APFS recovery application for help to recover the deleted/lost files from APFS drive. You can download iBeesoft Data Recovery for Mac to have a free try. Compared with other such kinds of tools, the APFS file recovery is proficient, reliable and easy to use. Here are some of its main features:

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  • The files recovery tool for APFS Volume supports multiple file types, including video, music, graphics, document, archive, email and more.
  • Supports perform APFS recovery due to deleted, formatted, emptying trash, reinstallation or upgrade Mac OS X etc.
  • You don’t need to know any techniques for the APFS undelete or unformat. Instead, just follow the built-in wizard to recover APFS easily.
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How to Use APFS Data Recovery Tool to Recover Files from APFS Volume/Disk

  1. SInstall APFS Data Recovery Tool on Mac
  2. Click the download button to get the dmg installation package file on your Mac. Feel free to install it. It is a safe APFS recovery tool. It can help you recover deleted files on Mac or unformat drive under macOS High Sierra (macOS 10.13) and latest macOS X

  3. Select File Types to Scan
  4. All file types are checked, and the APFS file recovery software is ready for you to recover lost data from APFS drive. However, to shorten the scanning process and time, I suggest you only keep the wanted ones checked and unwanted ones uncheck before click the "Start" button to get APFS file back.

  5. Select APFS Volume/Disk to Scan
  6. In the next step, you need to select the APFS volume or disk and click the "Scan" button to do APFS volume recovery.

  7. Preview and select recoverable files
  8. If you have multiple files in the hard drive, then it will take longer for the APFS data recovery Max tool to scan for it. Please be patient. After the scan, you can see all found data are sorted into category. You can filter the files you need by selecting the file type and format in the left side. After then you can preview the files on the right side. When find the lost data from APFS Volume, select them and click "Recover" to save them back to your Mac.