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Fix com.apple.DiskManagement.disenter Error
Summary: When mounting the disk using Disk Utility, you come across a message saying "com.apple.DiskManagement disenter error". Use iBoysoft Data Recovery for Mac to retrieve files from the unmountable hard drive.
In general, you go to Disk Utility to check your hard drive that's not showing up in Finder. However, when you click the Mount feature in Disk Utility, an error message pops up, which reads like "Could not mount disk2s2 (com.apple.DiskManagement.disenter error 0)" or similar as below:
- com.apple.DiskManagement.disenter error 49244
- com.apple.DiskManagement.disenter error 49153
- com.apple.DiskManagement.disenter error 49223
- com.apple.DiskManagement.disenter error 49221
- com.apple.DiskManagement.disenter error 49218
- com.apple.DiskManagement.disenter error 49180
So, what does the com.apple.DiskManagement.disenter error mean?
It indicates that there are some problems on the drive or macOS, making the disk even cannot be mounted by the Mount feature in Disk Utility. Consequently, you can't access photos, videos, documents, or other files on the hard drive.
In detail, this error always shows up with different codes. And some users also find that their NTFS external hard drives even won't mount on macOS Catalina 10.15.7 with Paragon/Tuxera NTFS for Mac software after a security update on March 17, 2022.
Well, whatever your dilemma is, you can try to find out and fix the possible issues to make your disk mountable and accessible again on macOS Ventura, Monterey, Big Sur, or earlier.
Table of Contents:
- 1. Priority measures for fixing com.apple.DiskManagement.disenter error
- 2. Fix the com.apple.DiskManagement.disenter error
- 3. Tips to avoid com.apple.DiskManagement.disenter error
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Priority measures for fixing com.apple.DiskManagement.disenter error
Sometimes, the mounting process will take a longer time than usual for unknown reasons. You can wait for a moment to let it mount. If the waiting makes no changes, you can try to:
Restart your Mac. Because sometimes, the unsuccessful mounting is caused by a temporary bug on macOS. A restart will refresh the operating system.
Check if the file system of the drive is compatible with macOS. If the macOS can't read the drive, therefore it can't be mounted. For a Linux hard drive, it can't be read on Mac. And at present, APFS, HFS+, exFAT, and FAT32 are read-write support while NTFS is read-only by macOS.
However, some users also find that when they insert an NTFS or exFAT drive into a Mac, this error also appears. That's because they format the drive on Windows but for cross-platform use. Not all Windows allocation unit sizes (block sizes) are supported by macOS. You can try to update your macOS to fix this issue.
A special case is that if you have an NTFS external drive and use Paragon/Tuxera NTFS for Mac to make it read-write access on Mac, you can try to completely uninstall the NTFS driver. That's because some users report that the macOS Catalina 10.15.7 security update has created a glitch in the Drive Manager of Paragon/Tuxera NTFS for Mac, leading to the NTFS drive won't mount on Mac. However, the latest version of iBoysoft NTFS for Mac can solve the macOS Catalina 10.15.7 bug and mount your NTFS drive on Mac successfully.
Fix the com.apple.DiskManagement.disenter error
If the hard drive still cannot be mounted on your Mac after trying the above priority measures, it shows that the com.apple.DiskManagement.disenter error is caused by more complex issues.
Commonly, the corrupted format of the hard drive is the primary culprit. Under this circumstance, you can recover data on the drive with iBoysoft Data Recovery for Mac to avoid permanent data loss and then reformat the disk.
Also, you can follow the ways listed below to troubleshoot the com.apple.DiskManagement.disenter error 0 (or other error codes).
For external hard drives:
Check the connections
External hard drive mounting is an automatic communication process between the OS and the file system of the drive via the USB port. If there's a bug in the plugging process, something wrong with the cable, or the USB port not working, the external hard drive will fail to be connected or mounted.
You can try to eject and unplug the external hard drive and then replug it to another USB port on the Mac. Or replug the hard drive with a new matchable cable. If it still doesn't mount automatically, mount it through the Mount feature in Disk Utility.
Run the First Aid feature in Disk Utility
First Aid is a disk-checking tool on Mac. It can detect and repair errors related to the formatting and directory structure of a disk. If there's a file system error caused by incorrect ejecting at the last time, a sudden power off, formatting, or other reasons, First Aid may solve it, and then the drive may be mounted.
- Open Disk Utility and select the unmounted drive on the left sidebar.
- Select First Aid and click Run.
Note: First Aid won't erase or corrupt the data on your drive.
After running First Aid, if the hard drive still cannot be mounted automatically, try to mount it via the Mount feature again.
Using Terminal to mount the disk
As a command-line interface on Mac, Terminal allows you to control your operating system and make some changes. When there's a logical error in the process of mounting, the hard drive refuses to be mounted. But the Terminal can work as a bridge to let you take control of the core of the system and then mount the hard drive via command lines.
- Open Finder > Applications > Utilities > Terminal.
- Type the following command to show all the drives on Mac. Then, find the identifier of the unmountable drive.
- Type the following diskutil command to mount the drive. Here the disk1s2 should be replaced with the identifier of your unmountable drive.
diskutil mount /dev/disk1s2
Force quit fsck_ext from the Activity Monitor
If you have used fsck to check the unmountable hard drive, this error may happen when the fsck is stuck in the checking process. Using Activity Monitor (the Mac Task Manager) can quit a process, even if it's in a loop or not responding. Thus, you can try to force quit the fsck in Activity Monitor.
- Open Activity Monitor > search fsck in all tabs (CPU, Memory, Disk, etc.).
- When finding the fsck, select it and click the × icon in the upper-left corner.
- Select Force Quit.
Reformat the hard drive
If the mentioned ways still can't work on fixing the com.apple.DiskManagement.disenter error, it shows that the file system of the drive is probably severely corrupted. You have no choice but to reformat it.
Reformatting a drive will cause data loss. So, to prevent your data from permanent loss, firstly, you should recover data on the hard drive. Here recommend a useful data recovery software to you - iBoysoft Mac Data Recovery. It can help you recover data from an unmountable, corrupted, or inaccessible hard drive.
After recovering data, you can format the external hard drive on Mac.
For the internal drives
Some of the above ways like running First Aid and using Terminal are also suitable for fixing the "Could not mount Macintosh HD (com.apple.DiskManagement.disenter error 0)". But as the internal drive contains startup volume (Which has the files of the operating system), you can refer to the 7 solutions for fixing Macintosh HD not mounted.
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Tips to avoid com.apple.DiskManagement.disenter error
From the mentioned ways above, you can find that the issues that result in this error are complex. And some of the problems are probably due to your wrong operations in daily life. Keeping away the listed wrong operations will reduce the risk of encountering this error.
- Don't directly unplug your external hard drive (You should right-click the hard drive and select Eject before unplugging it).
- Don't download untrusted third-party software.
- Don't forget to check your Mac and external hard drives with First Aid in routine.
- Don't power off your Mac suddenly before shutting it down properly.
Don't feel panic when encountering the com.apple.DiskManagement.disenter error. This article offers complete solutions to help you fix the issue and mount your hard drives. Moreover, it also tells you why com.apple.DiskManagement.disenter error appears and how to avoid the error in the future.
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