I'm trying to recover files from my mom's mac that is not working. It's a MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Early 2015).
Trying to boot it up results in the folder with a question mark. Trying to boot into single user mode also shows that result.
I've booted it into recovery mode. Earlier I was able to access the files using apfs unlock "Macintosh HD" and then I could copy them out. However, the last time I was trying to copy them out, I hit control C because it files I didn't want and the computer crashed. I will definitely not try to cancel the process again. Now I'm having trouble accessing the files again.
Here are the results of different commands
diskutil apfs list
No APFS Containers found
diskutil list internal
/dev/disk20 (internal, physical): #: TYPE NAME SIZE IDENTIFIER 0: *60.7GB disk20
gpt -r show /dev/disk20
gpt show: unable to open device '/dev/disk20': Input/output error
fsck_apfs -n /dev/disk20
fd_dev_read:380: blknum 0x0 size 128, error 5 dev_name = rdisk20
I've tried using target disk mode with a firewire cable but did not see the mac when doing that. I just want to copy the files out onto an external hard drive I have. I really really could use help doing this. My mom didn't make any backups.