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Free | How to Recover Files from (Formatted) APFS Drive on Mac

Posted on Jan 15, 2019 by Cedric Grantham to Mac File Recovery


APFS is more reliable, faster and safer to protect data in macOS High Sierra or macOS Mojave. If you get data loss on APFS drive due to mistaken deletion, SSD/HDD formatting, system corruption, or other reasons, you can use EaseUS APFS Data Recovery for Mac to recover the files in three steps.

What Is APFS

APFS, short for Apple File System, is a faster and safer file system first enabled in macOS High Sierra. It has replaced the HFS+ and will be deployed on all Apple products from Apple Watch to Mac in the future. Except for optimization for flash and SSD drives, APFS provides a uniform encryption method for each Apple device, multi-key encryption for each file, and a separate key for sensitive metadata.

How Can Data Get Lost on APFS Drive

With these great features, APFS decreases the chance of data loss due to hard drive/system crash or virus attack. You may lose files most likely because mistaken deletion, hard drive formatted, trash emptied, or other scenarios. However, nothing is absolute. Data loss is inevitable during the daily use of Mac. What matters is how to recover files from APFS drive on Mac when accident come.

How to Recover Lost Data from APFS Drive on Mac

Due to the macOS requirement, you are not able to access the built-in APFS system drive from any apps. Therefore, if you happen to lose some critical files and want to recover deleted files from the system disk under macOS High Sierra 10.13 or macOS Mojave10.14, you have to rely on a professional and reliable data recovery tool.

EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard Free for Mac is such an APFS data recovery program that enables you to retrieve videos, audios, photos, documents, archives, and other files from APFS SSD/HDD. You can recover data from an emptied recycle bin, or restore lost files on APFS partition as a result of formatting, macOS upgrading/corruption, etc..

Now, download and install EaseUS APFS Data Recovery tool on your Mac and take the solutions below to get data back on the APFS drive.

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 Recover Now button to have them back.

click recover now button to recover lost data on your Mac

As you can see from above operation guidance, it's effortless to do APFS data recovery on Mac with the help of EaseUS Mac Data Recovery Software. Further, you can still use the software can recover lost data from HFS+, as well as NTFS, FAT & ex-FAT disk on Mac.