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How to Fix com.apple.DiskManagement.disenter error 49223?

Updated on Thursday, July 11, 2024

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Summary: This article presents 3 ways to fix com.apple.DiskManagement.disenter error 49223 on Sonoma, Ventura, and earlier macOS versions. To quickly mount your NTFS drive on Mac, download iBoysoft NTFS for Mac from the button below.

Fix com apple DiskManagement disenter error 49223

I was trying to mount my external hard drive in Disk Utility but I got this message: Could not mount "easystore". (com.apple.DiskManagement.disenter error 49223.) Now, I can't access data on my drive. Can you help me fix it?

"Could not mount "drive_name". (com.apple.DiskManagement.disenter error 49223.)" is an error you may encounter when mounting a drive in Disk Utility. It can happen on an internal Boot Camp partition, or an external storage device like an external hard drive, USB flash drive, or SD card.

The error reading com apple DiskManagement disenter error 49223

com.apple.DiskManagement.disenter error 49223 seems to occur most on drives formatted with exFAT or NTFS regardless of which operating system the Mac is running.

In this post, we'll help you resolve com.apple.DiskManagement.disenter error 49223 on macOS Sonoma, Ventura, Monterey, Big Sur, and other macOS versions without losing data.

Fix com.apple.DiskManagement.disenter error 49223Descriptions
Use NTFS for Mac softwareResolve mounting issues on NTFS drives
Repair your drive with First AidCheck and repair disk errors
Format your driveCorrect incompatible allocation unit size on exFAT drives and other mounting issues

How to fix com.apple.DiskManagement.disenter error 49223?

If you can't mount a drive in Disk Utility and receive an error reading "com.apple.DiskManagement.disenter error 49223," take the solutions below to fix the problem. Before getting started, you should know which file system your unmountable drive has.

If you're not certain, you can check it in Disk Utility. Simply open Disk Utility, select your grayed-out drive, then you can find its file system format displayed under its name.

Check the file system format of the unmountable drive in Disk Utility

Use NTFS for Mac software

If com.apple.DiskManagement.disenter error 49223 appears when you're trying to manually mount an NTFS drive in Disk Utility, it's likely resulted from an incompatible NTFS driver.

NTFS is a Windows file system that's only partially supported on Mac. By default, you can mount an NTFS-formatted drive on Mac in read mode but can't write data to it. If you were able to write to the drive before, you must have an NTFS for Mac tool installed.

However, the NTFS driver is no longer supported on your current macOS version, causing the NTFS drive to be unmountable. To mount your NTFS drive again, you'll need a better NTFS for Mac tool like iBoysoft NTFS for Mac.

This NTFS driver has great compatibility with Intel-based, T2, M1, M2, and M3 Macs. It supports macOS 10.13 and later version and is always quick to update to support new macOS versions. Using it can save you a lot of trouble mounting NTFS drives on Mac, especially after a system update. Besides, it can also mount a Windows Boot Camp partition on Mac with read and write privileges.

Mount NTFS drive on Mac

With it installed, it will automatically mount your NTFS drives on Mac in read/write mode. You can just plug an NTFS drive into your Mac and work with it like any other drive. 

Download it for free by clicking the button below!

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#Mount Windows Boot Camp partitions in read/write mode

 Note: It's also recommended to completely uninstall the incompatible NTFS driver if you ever have one installed.

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Repair your drive with First Aid

com.apple.DiskManagement.disenter error 49223 can also be caused by disk corruption. It's advisable to check your unmountable drive with First Aid to see if it has file system issues. If it does, First Aid will attempt to repair it automatically.

  1. Open Finder, then launch Disk Utility from the Applications > Utilities folder.
  2. Select the grayed-out partition and click First Aid.
    Repair the unmountable drive in Disk Utility
  3. Click Run.

If First Aid can't repair your drive, you can reformat it to fix the corruption.

Format your drive

Formatting the unmountable drive is also an efficient way to fix com.apple.DiskManagement.disenter error 49223. This works for all drives, no matter how they're formatted, especially for exFAT drives that were formatted on Windows.

com.apple.DiskManagement.disenter error 49223 on exFAT drives usually means unsupported allocation unit size. If you format a drive to exFAT on Windows, it may fail to mount on macOS because macOS may not support the allocation unit size given by Windows. That's why it's always recommended to format a drive to exFAT on macOS rather than on Windows if you need to use the drive with both Windows and macOS.

Be reminded that formatting will erase all data on the drive. So, if you have important files on the unmountable drive, you need to restore them before proceeding.

To get your data back from the unmountable drive, you can use a professional data recovery software like iBoysoft Data Recovery for Mac. It can recover images, videos, audio, documents, and other types of data from unmountable storage devices on Mac, such as external hard drives, USB flash drives, SD cards, SSDs, etc.

It's also compatible with Mac OS X El Capitan and later running on Intel-based, T2, M1, and M2 Macs. You can use it to preview the files on the unmountable drive for free by following the steps below.

Step 1: Download and install iBoysoft Data Recovery for Mac.

Step 2: Select the unmountable drive and click "Search for Lost Data."

Scan the unmountable drive on Mac to find inaccessible data

Step 3: Once the scan is complete, you can preview the found files for free.

Preview found files on the unmountable drive

Step 4: Select the files you want to recover, then click the Recover button and choose a location to save them.

Recover files from the unmountable drive on Mac

After you have recovered the files, you can format the unmountable drive with the steps below.

How to fix com.apple.DiskManagement.disenter error 49223 on Ventura, Monterey, Big Sur, etc:

  1. Launch Disk Utility.
  2. Click View > Show All Devices.
  3. Select your physical disk and click Erase.
  4. Give the drive a name.
    Format the unmountable drive on Mac
  5. Choose a file system. (Select ExFAT or MS-DOS (FAT) to work with both macOS and Windows; choose APFS or Mac OS Extended (Journaled) to work with macOS only.)
  6. Set the scheme to GUID Partition Map.
  7. Click Erase.

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