I have a bad problem. I shrunk my APFS volume from 850 GB to 750 GB so that I can expand my NTFS Boot Camp Volume from 150 GB to 250 GB. After shrinking everything worked fine.
Then I started Boot Camp and tried to expand the system partition with the free space of 100 GB with some third party programs in Windows. That was for sure what destroyed my APFS container. Afterwards, when I try to start macOS again the boot selector with the Option key pressed, it only shows me the Boot Camp partition.
I connected the MB via hard drive mode to my other MacBook and can see this:
/dev/disk5 (external, physical): #: TYPE NAME SIZE IDENTIFIER 0: GUID_partition_scheme *1.0 TB disk5 1: EFI EFI 314.6 MB disk5s1 2: Windows Recovery 750.0 GB disk5s2 3: Windows Recovery 200.0 MB disk5s3 4: Microsoft Basic Data BOOTCAMP 148.3 GB disk5s4 5: Windows Recovery 939.5 MB disk5s5
Nothing to read from APFS container or other stuff. Is there a way to recover it or to rebuild the APFS container without deleting the data on disk5s2?
If not, is there an easy way to get the data from disk5s2? Thats all I need… but I cannot mount it with
mount_apfs /dev/disk5s2 myfoldertomount. How can I get access to this partition?
Here are also some information but I do not know if this will work for me since my APFS container is not shown, and I have no idea where to start and how the size gets defined: APFS partition inaccessible, container missing
Here the GPT list
sudo gpt -r show /dev/disk5 Password: start size index contents 0 1 PMBR 1 1 Pri GPT header 2 4 Pri GPT table 6 76800 1 GPT part - C12A7328-F81F-11D2-BA4B-00A0C93EC93B 76806 250 77056 183105468 2 GPT part - DE94BBA4-06D1-4D40-A16A-BFD50179D6AC 183182524 24584961 207767485 48829 3 GPT part - DE94BBA4-06D1-4D40-A16A-BFD50179D6AC 207816314 24454 207840768 36205785 4 GPT part - EBD0A0A2-B9E5-4433-87C0-68B6B72699C7 244046553 39 244046592 229376 5 GPT part - DE94BBA4-06D1-4D40-A16A-BFD50179D6AC 244275968 292 244276260 4 Sec GPT table 244276264 1 Sec GPT header
What can I do? Is there any chance to get my data from the partition if I cannot rebuild the APFS container? The Windows partition is not important.
Here is a partition definition:
disk5s2 -> my main macOS APFS disk disk5s3 -> HFS+ macOS Boot wrapper (to boot into macOS from Bootcamp since bootcamp cannot boot into APFS) disk5s4 -> Bootcamp disk5s5 -> For sure the macOS Recovery partition
Now I am scanning my APFS partition with M3 Data Recovery and it seems wo work – it lists my folders. After finishing the scan I try to backup the whole data on an external storage. How will I proceed after that? Fresh install of macOS and copy / overwrite the files from backup disk via external Mac?