How to Recover Data on macOS 10.13 High Sierra?

2017-12-10 04:48:10 / Posted by Jose Henline to Recover Follow @ Jose

macOS 10.13 High Sierra is the newest Mac operating system for users to download and install. And many users encounter data loss issues after macOS High Sierra update. Have you ever lost data after the latest macOS update? Or have you accidentally deleted files on macOS 10.13? Don't panic! You can recover lost data on macOS High Sierra by yourself with the help of Mac data recovery software.

To recover data under macOS 10.13, Cisdem Data Recovery is the rescue. It allows Mac users to get back all data lost and deleted due to a software update. And it also has many other powerful features to help you find and recover target lost files on macOS 10.13:

1. Recover photos, videos, documents, archives, emails, iTunes music, audios and many other files.

2. Recover data from all common storage devices including Mac internal & external drive, SD card, USB drive, memory card, MP3 player, iPod, mobile phones, etc.

3. Recover files lost due to many situations like virus attack, accidental deletion, formation, disk crash, macOS upgrade or downgrade.

4. Five scan modes and four file recovery options for you to quickly find target lost files.

5. Built-in file filter feature and preview tools for you to preview the details of files before recovery.

6. Free to find lost files and lifetime upgrade supported.

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Cisdem Data Recovery is 100% safe and clean. It supports macOS 10.9+. It requires read-only access to recover lost data from your startup drive on macOS 10.13.

Since Apple enhanced System Integrity Protection to prevent third-party apps from modifying system files, so you must temporarily disable SIP on Mac firstly before recovering files from startup drive. If you don’t want to disable SIP, you can also use Target Disk Mode to recover data on macOS 10.13 startup disk.

Method1. Disable System Integrity Protection on Mac

Step1. Restart the Mac and hold down"Command + R" keys until you hear the startup chime.

Step2. When the "macOS Utilities" screen appears, click "Utilities" in the menu bar, and select "Terminal".

Step3. In the "Terminal" window, type in "csrutil disable" and press "Enter". Restart your Mac and new System Integrity Protection settings will take effect. Now you can use Cisdem Data Recovery to recover lost data from startup disk on macOS 10.13.

After recovering data, you can back to step 3 and type “csrutil enable” to enable System Integrity Protection.

Method2. Enable Target Disk Mode

Target Disk Mode is a boot mode unique to Mac computers. A Mac booted in Target Mode can be used as an external drive on another host machine. And the target Mac’s hard drive can be formatted, partitioned and its data can also be recovered.

So you can also use Target Disk Mode to recover data on macOS 10.13 hard drive. Target Disk Mode requires that you have another Mac computer that is working and a Thunderbolt or FireWire cable to establish a connection between the two Macs.

The computer to be placed into TDM must have:

  • A FireWire or Thunderbolt Port
  • An ATA device at ATA bus
  • Any Macintosh except the following models: iMac (Tray-Loading), Power Macintosh G3 (Blue & White), iBook G3 models without FireWire, Power Macintosh G4 (PCI Graphics), MacBook Air (2008-2009), MacBook (Unibody)

How to Boot a Mac into Target Disk Mode?

1. Turn off the Mac that you want to boot in TDM and connect both Macs to each other with the Firewire or Thunderbolt cable

2. Boot the Mac while holding down the T key until you see a Firewire or Thunderbolt icon displayed on screen, this signifies that target disk mode is detected and working.

3. In a few moments, the Mac will boot as usual and the target Mac’s hard drive should appear on the host Mac’s desktop, allowing you to access it like any other external drive.

After enabling Target Disk Mode, you can download and install Cisdem Data Recovery on the host Mac to scan the target Mac’s hard drive for lost and deleted files after macOS High Sierra upgrade.

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How to Recover Data from Startup Drive on macOS High Sierra?

Step1. Choose Basic Data Recovery or Advanced Data Recovery. Basic Data Recovery allows you to recover recently deleted files with original names, while Advanced Data Recovery can dig out more files and may take much more time in scanning.

Step2. Choose hard drive for scanning. Then hit “Scan” button. Cisdem Data Recovery will scan your selected hard drive to find lost and deleted files.

Step3. Preview and recover files on Mac. After scanning, you can preview all found files. Select desired files and click “Recover”. Choose another hard drive or external device to save your recovered files.

After recovering data from system drive on macOS High Sierra, don’t forget to enable System Integrity Protection to prevent malware from accessing to your files and folders. By the way, make it a habit to backup important files to other safe places.

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