I have a 2TB external hard drive with APFS encrypted. One day I inserted it into Mac computer and find encrypted APFS external hard drive is not mounted in disk utility. There are many important documents stored in it, how to recover lost data from unmounted APFS external hard drive?
It is a common problem that hard drive is unreadable, unmountable in Mac computer and usually disk utility fails to repair unreadable, unmountable drive. If the Mac hard drive volume fails to mount and becomes unreadable, inaccessible, the best way to overcome this problem is to recover data from unreadable, unmountable, uninitialized drive. To recover data from unreadable, unmountable, unitialized APFS drive, we need to learn more some knowledge about APFS and APFS data recovery.
APFS and APFS data recovery
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.
Data recovery from unreadable, unmountable, uninitialized APFS drive 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, recover deleted or lost files from encrypted APFS drive, etc. in macOS High Sierra 10.13/Sierra 10.12/10.11/10.10/10.9/10.8/10.7.
Tutorial to recover data from unreadable, unmountable, unitialized APFS drive
Step 1: Download and install this APFS Data Recovery software on your Mac computer.