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Fix com.apple.DiskManagement.disenter error 49244

Updated on Saturday, July 20, 2024

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Summary: From this article, you can learn how to fix com.apple.DiskManagement.disenter error 49244 on Sonoma, Ventura and earlier macOS. If you want to recover data from the unmountable drive asap, get the free download of iBoysoft Data Recovery for Mac.

Fix com apple DiskManagement disenter error 49244 on Mac

After updating my MacBook Pro to macOS 13.3 Ventura, my external hard drive will not mount. I get an error message that says “Could not mount "Toshiba 2TB". (com.apple.DiskManagement.disenter error 49244.)" How do I fix this issue?

Many users have complained about receiving the error "com.apple.DiskManagement.disenter error 49244" on Mac, especially after updating macOS. The error 49244 appears when one tries to manually mount the grayed-out drive in Disk Utility by selecting it and clicking the Mount button.

The com apple DiskManagement disenter error 49244 in Disk Utility

When it happens, you can't access the videos, images, audios, documents or any other data on the external drive. But don't lose hope yet. In this article, we'll help you fix com.apple.DiskManagement.disenter error 49244 on macOS Sonoma, Ventura, Monterey, Big Sur, Catalina and other macOS versions without losing data.

Solutions to com.apple.DiskManagement.disenter error 49244Descriptions
Kill fsckStop the fsck process from repairing improperly ejected drive
Restart your MacClear corrupted memory or temporary files
Directly connect your drive with MacAvoid connection problems
Run Disk Utility First AidCheck and repair the unmountable disk
Format your driveErase the drive and start afresh

Recover data using data recovery software when error 49244 occurs

To retrieve data on the drive that triggers com.apple.DiskManagement.disenter error 49244, you can use iBoysoft Data Recovery for Mac. It's the go-to software for restoring photos, videos, audio, documents and other files from inaccessible and unmountable external storage devices, such as external hard drives, USB flash drives, SD cards, etc.

It also has great compatibility with processors and OSes, supporting Intel-based, T2, M1, M2, and M3 Macs running Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan and later version. You can rely on it to get your data back no matter you encoutner "Could not mount com.apple.DiskManagement.disenter error 49244" on Ventura, Monterey, Big Sur, Catalina, or else.

Follow the steps below to preview files on the unmountable drive for free and recover those you want:

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

Step 2: After it's launched, select the unmountable drive and click "Search for Lost Data."

Scan the unmountable external drive for lost data

Step 3: Preview found files.

Preview files on the unmountable drive on Mac

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

Recover files from unmountable drives on Mac

How to fix com.apple.DiskManagement.disenter error 49244?

Here are the proven solutions to "Could not mount. com.apple.DiskManagement.disenter error 49244" on macOS Sonoma, Ventura, Monterey, Big Sur, Catalina and others. Since each case may have different cause, you can try the solutions one by one until your external drive mounts correctly.

Kill fsck

If your external drive was pull out without being properly ejected, it's likely hijacked by the fsck process, trying to repair it. To fix com.apple.DiskManagement.disenter error 49244 on exFAT drives, you need to kill the fsck process.

  1. Open Finder, then launch Terminal from the Applications > Utilities folder.
  2. Type the following command and hit Enter.sudo pkill -f fsck
  3. Enter your admin password and hit Enter. (The password won't show up. Just type it anyway.)
  4. Exit Terminal.

For more solutions on resolving exFAT drives not mounting on Mac, check out this guide: How to Fix exFAT Drive Not Mounting/Showing Up on Mac?

Restart your Mac

If com.apple.DiskManagement.disenter error 49244 is caused by temporary system glitches, a reboot will resolve it. Restarting your Mac can clear the memory, refresh the operating system and fix problems resulted from the way that the operating system is communicating with the storage device.

If you haven't tried it, restart your Mac to see if your drive mounts in Disk Utility.

Directly connect your drive with Mac

Sometimes, the hub you're using is the culprit resulting in com.apple.DiskManagement.disenter error 49244. In this case, you should try directly connecting the drive that won't mount with your Mac. If that doesn't work, try a different USB cable or port.

Run Disk Utility First Aid

It's also a good idea to check whether your drive is corrupted, causing it to be unmountable. To do it, you can run First Aid on the drive as guided below.

  1. Open Finder, then launch Disk Utility from the Applications > Utilities folder.
  2. Select your drive from the left side and click "First Aid."
  3. Click Run.
    Repair the unmountable drive on Mac

If First Aid found issues on your drive, it will automatically attempt to repair it. You can mount your drive again after it's repaired.

Format your drive

The last resort is to format the unmountable drive on Mac. This is a common fix for disk mounting issues but do remember that formatting will erase all data on the drive. If you have valuable files on the drive, you need to recover files before proceeding.

After your data is secured, take the steps below to format the unmountable drive.

  1. Open Disk Utility.
  2. Click View > Show All Devices.
  3. Select the physical disk of your unmountable drive and click Erase.
    Format the unmountable drive on Mac
  4. Name your drive.
  5. Select a proper file system. (Choose exFAT or FAT32 if you plan to use it on macOS and Windows; choose APFS or Mac OS Extended (Journaled) if you only need to use it on macOS.)
  6. Keep the scheme as GUID Partition Map.
  7. Click Erase again.

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Why do you get com.apple.DiskManagement.disenter error 49244?

When you insert an external drive into Mac, the system will mount it and allow you to view its content in Finder or on the desktop. If it doesn't show up there, manually mounting it in Disk Utility will often result in the com.apple.DiskManagement.disenter error. Depending on the causes, you may receive different error codes.

com.apple.DiskManagement.disenter error 49244 is one of the common error codes. Several factor may lead to this error, such as:

  • Your external drive is NTFS-formatted.
  • Issues with the USB hub, port or cable.
  • Moving drives without ejecting.
  • Temporary system bugs
  • Disk corruption.

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