Permanently Erase Data in APFS File System

Christina updated on 2021/2/7 to Mac Data Erasure

APFS data erasure

Apple File System (APFS) is a proprietary file system for macOS High Sierra (10.13) and later. If you are going to permanently shred a document or wipe an entire hard drive in APFS file system, you can use a APFS data erasure tool to help you. Some Mac users may think the disk utility is the right tool to erase APFS hard drive, actually, this tool can help you erase the APFS hard drive, but the erased data still can be recovered by data recovery software.

In this article, we will introduce a ‘real’ useful data erasure tool to help you securely and permanently erase data in APFS file system.


Reliable data erasure tool for APFS

Donemax Data Eraser for Mac is a powerful, safe and easy-to-use data erasure software. It supports to erase data in APFS, EXT, FAT, FAT32, EXFAT, NTFS, HFS, HFS+, etc. This software is fully capable of erasing data in APFS file system and it is fully compatible with all OS X and macOS versions.

Main features:

Donemax Data Eraser for Mac is able to help you securely and permanently erase data from APFS HDD, SSD, USB flash drive, memory card. It is 100% safe, it will not cause any damage to your hard drive or external device. Once your data is erased by this APFS data erasure tool, the data will be lost forever, can’t be recovered by any data recovery software.


Three APFS data erasure modes

Donemax Data Eraser for Mac is a DIY data erasure tool. It offers three flexible data erasure modes to help you permanently erase data.

Mode 1. Selectively shred files and folders.

Run Donemax Data Eraser for Mac on your computer, then select files/folders you want to erase. Then click on Erase Now button to permanently erase the selected files/folders permanently.

APFS data erasure

Mode 2. Wipe APFS hard drive.

This mode will wipe the entire APFS hard drive. All data on the APFS hard drive will be permanently erased.

APFS data erasure

Mode 3. Erase deleted data on APFS hard drive.

The deleted data still can be recovered by data recovery software. If you want to permanently erase the deleted data, just wipe free disk space of the hard drive. Then the deleted/lost data on the hard drive will be permanently erased.

APFS data erasure

Please note that once your data is erased by Donemax Data Eraser for Mac, the erased data will be lost forever, can’t be recovered by any data recovery method. So, you’d better make a backup before you wipe an APFS hard drive.

It is important for you to destroy all sensitive data before you sell or donate your Mac. Donemax Data Eraser for Mac is a reliable data erasure tool. It can help you securely and permanently erase target data beyond recovery. Just download it here:


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