Is there a way for me to recover all of my data from an encrypted SSD? MacOS Sierra, MBP early 2013, 16 GB RAM, 768 GB SSD, 2.8 GHz.
My computer went black screen due to another problem with my graphics card. I have managed to boot to recovery usb drive using a combination of closing the screen and then pulling out the external monitor cable and then my intel graph card would start up and I would see recovery terminal on my screen.
I have basically followed how to decrypt the drive from Section 4. Steps 5-9 at a Stellar Info Blog Post highlighted in pink.
My drive was locked so being a noob I tried to unlock and found this website url and followed without reading further that it will incur data loss decrypting the drive.
I went to the terminal and typed
diskutil cs delete and put in the UID of my boot drive, thinking it would unlock and decrypt my drive, but instead I was shocked to see that boot drive
MacintoshHD got deleted or formatted. Now I have the name of that drive
“APPLE SSD SM768 Media” as physical disk and volume underneath called
“Untitled”. I have run once since then first aid, and I thought that first aid was in regards to writing to this drive (I now know that it fixes permissions).
I have no current backup of my documents and projects, photos and other important stuff. This makes me really worried. Since then I have been reading all sorts of info trying to learn what to do and am still not sure where to go and what to do.
Currently, I have installed OSX on the MicroSD card and currently running Sierra from there. I have scanned drive with few different softwares and I think I made an image copy of my Untitled volume. but not entirely sure if it is a good copy.
I found this link which looked promising, Recover deleted Encrypted OS X Extended volume this guy had luck to get his drive back, but this sounds very complicated to me since there is no more room for mistakes. What do you think should I attempt to do this on the original disk, or try on the clone that I have made? I will try clone today and then create another clone of that goes wrong I suppose.
I would be very grateful if anyone would be kind enough to help me resolve this or anyone else with equal knowledge in order to guide me.
Output from Diskutil list
disk 0 - original disk that needs restoring disk 1 OSX-SD current os from the sd card disk 2 - logical volume disk 3 - my external seagate 1TB drive that I make a clone of the original losta data SSD diskutil list /dev/disk0 (internal, physical): #: TYPE NAME SIZE IDENTIFIER 0: GUID_partition_scheme *751.3 GB disk0 1: EFI EFI 209.7 MB disk0s1 2: Apple_HFS Untitled 750.4 GB disk0s2 /dev/disk1 (internal, physical): #: TYPE NAME SIZE IDENTIFIER 0: GUID_partition_scheme *127.9 GB disk1 1: EFI EFI 209.7 MB disk1s1 2: Apple_CoreStorage OSX-SD 127.0 GB disk1s2 3: Apple_Boot Recovery HD 650.0 MB disk1s3 /dev/disk2 (internal, virtual): #: TYPE NAME SIZE IDENTIFIER 0: Apple_HFS OSSD +126.6 GB disk2 Logical Volume on disk1s2 39AD8C4C-C888-4AC6-9044-4A1A9A850CB9 Unencrypted /dev/disk3 (external, physical): #: TYPE NAME SIZE IDENTIFIER 0: GUID_partition_scheme *1.0 TB disk3 1: EFI EFI 209.7 MB disk3s1 2: Apple_HFS Untitled 750.4 GB disk3s2 =============== this is what I get when I do sudo gpt -r show /dev/disk0 Password: start size index contents 0 1 PMBR 1 1 Pri GPT header 2 32 Pri GPT table 34 6 40 409600 1 GPT part - C12A7328-F81F-11D2-BA4B-00A0C93EC93B 409640 1465660376 2 GPT part - 48465300-0000-11AA-AA11-00306543ECAC 1466070016 1269763 1467339779 32 Sec GPT table 1467339811 1 Sec GPT header
Please let me know if you need any further info.