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After the newest macOS 10.15 is published for downloading and installing, many people would love to take it a try. However, some of them did not back up the important files before this update and lost really important files like the user below.
After installing macOS 10.15 Catalina, I can’t access my data which was stored in a separately partitioned drive because they seem to be lost after this update. They are very important files and I really need them back. Why Apple did not inform this before I update it to the newest macOS? Is there any way to help me recover these lost data?
Since this is the newest Apple operating system, a few of Mac data recovery programs can help to recover lost data in macOS 10.15. Lucky enough, we found iBoysoft Data Recovery for Mac, and we notice that it can efficiently get lost files back in macOS 10.15. So, here we would love to give it a review and share how it helps to recover files.
Why we choose iBoysoft Data Recovery for Mac?
After searching for Mac data recovery software for Catalina on Google, we found iBoysoft Data Recovery is one of the best Mac data recovery software and top-ranked by many users. Thus, we downloaded and used this software, finding that it really deserves the recommendation.
iBoysoft Mac Data Recovery is a professional file recovery software for macOS 10.15 (Catalina), macOS 10.14 (Mojave), macOS 10.13 (High Sierra), macOS 10.12 (Sierra) and Mac OS X 10.11 (El Capitan), 10.10 (Yosemite), 10.9 (Mavericks), 10.8 (Mountain Lion), 10.7 (Lion). It can recover missing and lost files from macOS start-up/internal disk after macOS update/upgrade/downgrade. Even when your Mac won’t boot after macOS update, iBoysoft Mac Data Recovery for Mac can get your files back with ease.
What’s worth mentioning is that the program is the most comprehensive APFS data recovery software, because it can easily recover data from deleted, formatted, corrupted, and inaccessible APFS volumes/drives.
We also tried to use this tool to recover deleted data from external hard drives, SD cards, USB flash drives, memory stick, and in all these conditions, iBoysoft Data Recovery for Mac successfully get the deleted files back.
How to use iBoysoft Data Recovery to recover data in macOS Catalina?
We believe that you have a general idea of this software now. So we want to go further on how to use this Mac data recovery software in macOS Catalina with blow-by-blow steps.
- Install iBoysoft Data Recovery for Mac on the Mac
First of all, we download the installation package from its official site. The installation process is rather easy as it provides a complete wizard so that we can follow. Then we launch it after the installation process was successful.
- Connect the storage media to the Mac
If we lost files from the internal hard drive, of course, we don’t need this step. But if we want to recover files from external drives, we should connect the drive to the Mac so that the software is able to detect it.
- Recover lost files with iBoysoft Data Recovery for Mac
After the drive is recognized and showing up in the disk list of this software, we can go ahead to the data recovery process. Simply select the drive we want to recover data from and then click NEXT for file scanning. When the scanning process is completed, we can take advantage of the Preview feature of this software to make sure the files we found are not corrupted. The reason is that if the file is corrupted when we are previewing it, it’s meaningless to proceed to recover it.
When we click Recover to make sure that we want to get these files back, we are strongly advised to save the recovered files to another place in case we lose them once more. We think this is very user-friendly in some ways because some of us lose data after a sever disk corruption, and if we save the recovered files to the same corrupted drive, the efforts to recover data would be in vain as we will lose them again.
Generally speaking, iBoysoft Data Recovery for Mac performs very well in macOS Catalina data recovery due to its user-friendly interface, intuitive operation, and efficient recovery process. It would be greatly helpful when we deleted or lost photos, important documents, videos, songs, or other files from macOS Catalina but want to recover them. However, as far as we are concerned, immediately updating to the newest macOS 10.15 Catalina may not be a good choice if we don’t have any copy of data backup. If some of us really want to have a check the new features of this Mac operating system, we can back up our files with Time Machine, and then install the new macOS to an idle Mac for our sake.