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I accidentally deleted an encrypted APFS volume and created a HFS+ volume, but didn’t do anything else afterwards. Is it somehow possible to restore the APFS volume? I do have the password.

It was a volume spanning the whole disk, so I hope it should somehow be possible to be recreated, if hopefully the HFS+ table didn’t overwrite critical portions.

  • As no-one's touched this in a week... I think the answer is 'no'. The accepted way to securely erase a drive these days is to encrypt it then quick format. It will take the encryption keys with it, afaik. – Tetsujin May 22 '18 at 16:53

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