How to recover deleted/lost files from APFS formatted external hard drive?

Posted by Juno to Mac Data Recovery on December 20th, 2017

I accidentally deleted files from APFS 1 TB WD Elements hard drive and then emptied Mac Trash. Those files are really important for me. How can I recover them back?

The upgrade of macOS High Sierra 10.13 has caused a lot of concern and confusion, mostly because the new Apple File System seemed to have a massive change. Compared with previous file systems, APFS has changed greatly on how files are stored on a disk partition.

Just because APFS has lots of differences with pervious file systems, many Mac data recovery software haven't been able to recover deleted/lost files from APFS drive yet. When we deleted files on APFS formatted external hard drive (just as the case above), the easiest way to get lost files back is finding an APFS data recovery software. iBoysoft Mac Data Recovery is one of the a few Mac data recovery software that can recover deleted/lost files from APFS drive.

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Tips for APFS deleted file recovery: Stop using the APFS drive after deletion

After losing files on APFS formatted external hard drive, we should stop using the drive as soon as possible. Reformatting the drive and saving files on the drive are especially should be avoided. That's because any further operation on the APFS drive will write data to it and is very possible to overwrite those deleted files. For files that have been overwritten, it is impossible to get them back.

recover deleted/lost files from APFS formatted external hard drive with iBoysoft Mac Data Recovery

iBoysoft Mac Data Recovery is an APFS data recovery software that can efficiently achieve APFS external hard drive data recovery: recover deleted/lost files from APFS formatted external hard drive, recover data from formatted APFS external hard drive, recover data from unmountable APFS external hard drive, recover data from inaccessible APFS external hard drive, recover data from corrupted APFS external hard drive, recover deleted/lost files from APFS drive even emptied from Mac Trash, recover deleted/lost APFS partition, etc.

Aside from APFS data recovery, iBoysoft Mac Data Recovery can also perform reliable data recovery from exFAT drives, FAT32 drives, HFS drives, HFS+ drives, recover data from formatted, inaccessible, unmountable, corrupted Macintosh HD, external hard drive, USB flash drive, pen drive, memory card, etc. on macOS High Sierra 10.13/10.12 Sierra‎ and Mac OS X 10.11/10.10/10.9/10.8/10.7/10.6.

Steps to recover deleted/lost files from APFS formatted external hard drive with iBoysoft Mac Data Recovery

After downloading and installing iBoysoft Mac Data Recovery on our Mac, only 4 steps needed to get lost files back.

Step 1: Launch iBoysoft Mac Data Recovery.

Recover deleted/lost files from APFS formatted external hard drive with iBoysoft Mac Data Recovery

Step 2: Choose the APFS external hard drive at which we have deleted files, then click "Next" to scan for all lost files on the drive.

Step 3: Preview the scanning results, choose files we want to recover, and then click "Recover" to finish APFS deleted file recovery on Mac.

Step 4: Have a check to ensure we have get all lost files back.

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