APFS partition was lost, invisible in disk utility after macOS High Sierra update, it has my family photos, how to recover my family photos from lost APFS partition? Please help.
Apple File System (APFS) is a file system for macOS, iOS, tvOS and watchOS, developed and deployed by Apple Inc. It aims to fix core problems of HFS+ (also called Mac OS Extended), APFS's predecessor on these operating systems. Apple File System is optimized for flash and solid-state drive storage, with a primary focus on encryption.
After upgrading macOS to macOS High Sierra 10.13, the file system of the startup drive has been automatically converted to APFS, so data loss always occurs when upgrading to macOS High Sierra, for example, APFS drive is not mounted in disk utility, APFS drive crashed after macOS High Sierra 10.13 update failed, AppleAPFSMedia is uninitialized, fsroot tree is invalid, apfs partition deleted or lost. Following will teach us how to recover data from deleted, lost, missing, disappeared APFS partition.
How to recover data from deleted, lost, missing, disappeared APFS partition?
Data recovery from APFS partition requires us to find a professional Mac data recovery software. What's more, this Mac data recovery software must support APFS file system.
Although Apple has released APFS file sysem several month, but up to now, there are a few software which can support APFS data recovery in market due to technical difficulty, iBoysoft Mac Data Recovery is such a APFS data recovery software which can recover deleted/lost files from APFS drive, recover data from formatted, corrupted, unreadable, unmountable, uninitialized APFS drive, recover data from deleted, lost, misssing, disappeared APFS partition, etc. in macOS 10.13 High Sierra/10.12 Sierra/10.11/10.10/10.9/10.8/10.7.
Tutorial to recover data from deleted, lost, missing, disappeared APFS partition
Step 1: Download and install this APFS Data Recovery software on your Mac computer.
Step 2: Run this APFS Data Recovery software.
Step 3: Please click "Find Lost APFS Partition" at the right upper corner.
Step 4: Select the hard drive where delete/lost APFS partition and click Next to start scan.
Step 5: After the deleted, lost, missing, disappeared APFS partition is found, please select it and then click Next to scan lost data.
Step 6: After the lost data found, we can preview them or click Recover to recover them.