Disable System Integrity Protection to recover data from Mac OS 10.13 system drive

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  • Add Date: 2017-09-06 03:10:23  Update Date:2018-01-25 20:19:29

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EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard for Mac 10.13

Mac OS 10.13


System Integrity Protection prevents EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard for Mac from scanning system drive in Mac OS 10.13. In  this case, the software cannot recover lost data from the Mac OS 10.13 system drive. So you need to disable this protection.

Actually, System Integrity Protection is a security technology in OS X El Capitan and later that's designed to help prevent potentially malicious software from modifying protected files and folders on your Mac. However, the system will be still in good status without any harmful things happened after you disable this function, and you can enable it after data recovery.


To disable System Integrity Protection, you must boot to Recovery OS and run the csrutil command from the Terminal.

1. Boot to Recovery OS by restarting your machine and holding down the Command and R keys at startup.

2. Launch Terminal from the Utilities menu.

3. Enter the following command:

    csrutil disable


After enabling or disabling System Integrity Protection on a machine, a reboot is required.


Once you finished the data recovery from the system drive, please enter Recovery OS again and use "csrutil enable" to enable the System Integrity Protection.



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