How to Recover Data on macOS High Sierra (10.13)

Jean updated on Aug 30, 2019 to Mac File Recovery | How-to Articles

Summary

When you lost data due to macOS update, careless deletion, Mac hard drive formatting on macOS 10.13 or 10.14, relax. The best Mac data recovery software - EaseUS Mac Data Recovery Wizard is ready here to assist you in doing a fast and effective macOS data recovery in just 3 simple steps. (The latest macOS Mojave is fully supported.)

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Recover Lost Data from macOS High Sierra Update
Recover Data when Mac Hard Drive Won't Boot

The macOS data recovery software provided on this page can be applied to restore lost data on the latest macOS 10.14 (Mojave), 10.13 (High Sierra), 10.12(Sierra) and old Mac OS X 10.11/10.10, etc. 

How to Perform macOS 10.13 Data Recovery

"I recently installed macOS 10.13, High Sierra version on my MacBook, no problems while updating. This morning when I was editing a Word document, suddenly my Mac turns off and tries restarting. Now, 6 hours passed, it's still black and no display on the screen. How do I recover data on macOS High Sierra when hard drive won't boot?"

macOS 10.13 High Sierra is one of the newest operating systems available to download. By getting this update, many users have encountered difficulties. For example, installation stuck, not enough space to install the update software, apps show damaged and can't be opened. What's worse, Mac won't boot after installing macOS 10.13, so data becomes inaccessible.

Other reasons like accidental deletion, careless formatting, virus attacking or system corruption may also cause serious data loss on Mac computer with 10.13 (High Sierra) installed. How to restore lost data on macOS 10.13 or even new system on Mac computer? 

IMPORTANT: An important fact that you should know is that software may require Mac users to disable System Integrity in macOS High Sierra before restoring lost data on Mac, which is somehow complex to new Mac users. And some Mac data recovery software is even not compatible with macOS 10.13 or 10.14.

Recover Lost Data from macOS High Sierra Update

Is there a Mac data recovery software that can directly scan Mac hard drive and restore all lost data on macOS 10.13 or 10.14 without disabling the System Integrity?  

EaseUS Mac data recovery software - Data Recovery Wizard for Mac offers ideal macOS 10.13 data recovery solutions for lost, deleted and inaccessible file recovery on Mac machine running the latest High Sierra operating system. And, for different demands, you're suggested to take different solutions!

EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard for Mac can thoroughly scan the whole Mac hard drive and finds every missing file that you're looking for.

Step 1. Launch EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard for Mac, select the disk location (it can be an internal HDD/SSD or a removable storage device) where you lost data and files. Click the Scan button.

select the location where data lost and click scan

Step 2. To scan and recover data from a Mac system disk, we need to load a new system extension. Follow the onscreen instructions to make it done by clicking Load > OK > Allow.

Next time when you use this tool, you won't be required to repeat these settings again. 

Mac data recovery

Step 3. After the above operations, EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard for Mac will immediately scan your selected disk volume and display the scanning results on the left pane.

scan the selected disk to find lost data on your Mac

Step 4. In the scan results, select the file(s) and click Recover Now button to have them back.

click recover now button to recover lost data on your Mac

Recover Data When Mac Hard Drive Won't Boot

If your Mac can't start or won't boot, you need to tackle the problem with EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard with bootable media.

By creating a portable Mac OS X bootable media on a USB flash drive, you can easily access any Mac machine and recover all types of data files such as documents, pictures, videos, email, audio and more with a few clicks.

Guide for macOS 10.13 bootable data recovery:

First of all, you need to prepare a USB flash drive with more than 2GB free space on it, and then create a bootable USB with EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard for Mac with Bootable Media. This bootable media version only works on the commercial version, so click the link to purchase the full version to restore data from unbootable Mac hard drive:

1. Create a USB Bootable Media

Step 1. Install and run EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard for Mac on another Mac computer, select "File" > "Create Bootable USB". Then, choose a USB drive to create the bootable disc.

Mac data recovery from bootable media - step 1

Warning
The creator will prompt to erase the drive to reallocate the space; then it can write the bootable files to this drive. Please back up all USB files before processing "Eraser".

Step 2. The program starts to create a 2GB space and save the boot files. The rest space on the USB can be still used for storage.

Mac data recovery from bootable media - step 2

Step 3. Once it completes, please follow the guide to boot the corrupted Mac from the bootable disc and start the recovery.  We suggest you restore the data to an external hard drive. 

Mac data recovery from bootable media - step 3

2. Recover Data from Mac Hard Disk

Step 1. Select the disk location (it can be an internal HDD/SSD or a removable storage device) where you lost data and files. Click the "Scan" button.

select the location where data lost and click scan

Step 2. EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard for Mac will immediately scan your selected disk volume and display the scanning results on the left pane.

scan the selected disk to find lost data on your Mac

Step 3. In the scan results, select the file(s) and click the "Recover Now" button to have them back.

click recover now button to recover lost data on your Mac

 
 

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Frequently Asked Questions

1. Why cannot I recover 2GB data for free?

It is recommended to check the version installed is Free or Trial because they are different versions.

Trial has data preview function but cannot save any files, while the Free version enables to recover 2 GB files. The default free space is 500 MB and you may share the product on social media to get another 1.5 GB.

2. Why cannot the recovered files be opened?

A file is saved as 2 parts on the storage device: directory info (which is comprised by file name, time stamp and size info, etc.) and data content.

If the files with original file names and folder structures cannot be opened, one possible reason is the corrupted directory info. There is still a chance to recover the data content with the RAW Recovery method in our software.

3. Why isn't it suggested to recover the files back to the original drive?

The storage structure of the lost files would be altered or damaged by any changes on the drive. If you save the recovered files back to the same drive, the original data structures and data content would be corrupted or overwritten, which causes permanent data loss. So you should prepare another disk to save the files.

4. How can I check whether my data is recoverable or not before purchase?

The Free version helps you save 2GB files to verify the recovery quality of our product before purchase.

5. How long does it take to scan the drive?

It strongly depends on the capacity of your hard drive and the performance of your computer. As reference,most drive recoveries can be completed in around 10 to 12 hours for a 1-TB healthy hard drive in general conditions.

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