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Mac Error Code -924: What It Is And How to Fix It?

Updated on Friday, June 28, 2024

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Summary: This post helps you understand the error code -924 on Mac, it explains what the error code -924 is, possible causes, and effective methods to fix it. 

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While using a Mac to operate some tasks, it may fail and prompt an error code on the screen. Different error codes indicate different causes of the failure and could help you troubleshoot the issue. In this post, we are going to explore error code -924 on Mac.

What is the error code -924?

Error code -924 is an input or output error, the causes are various, it could be a problem with individual files, macOS glitches, a hardware problem, a virus or malware attack, improper application installation, incorrect formatting, etc. It may prevent you from opening files, launching apps, accessing peripherals, and so forth.

In addition, there are some symptoms of the error code -924 on Mac:

How to fix the error code -924?

Error 924 is referred to as an input or output error. When this error occurs, the device's operating speed starts declining, unable to open files, etc., therefore, it is necessary to fix the error code -924 on Mac. Given that we already know the possible causes, now we can proceed to troubleshoot the error.

Quick fix: reboot the Mac

Restarting the Mac can often quickly solve some minor system errors on your Mac such as an unresponsive app and a frozen Mac. When you receive the error code -924, you can perform a quick restart to see whether it works to get rid of the issue and bring the Mac back on track.

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Run First Aid in Disk Utility

One of the common triggers of the error code -924 is the disk error. Damages and corruptions on the disk could make some files inaccessible. With the First Aid feature in Disk Utility, it can check and repair logical disk errors, here's how:

  1. Go to Finder > Applications > Utilities.
  2. Open the Disk Utility from the Utilities folder.
  3. Click the View button and choose Show All Devices.
  4. Select your Mac hard drive usually named Macintosh HD, and click the First Aid button on the top-right toolbar.
  5. Click Run to confirm the operation and start checking and repairing.
  6. Click OK when the process completes, and quit Disk Utility.

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Update apps and macOS

Outdated applications and macOS could also be the culprit of Mac error code -924. It is always recommended to keep your Mac updated to date not only for advanced security and features, and to prevent Mac from potential problems.

Reinstall macOS

In case the error code -924 remains, it affects your user experience and could abrupt your workflow, then you can try to reinstall macOS to fix serious OS-related issues. 

Ensure you have backed up your Mac before you proceed to reinstall macOS although the process should cause data loss. To quickly create a backup for the Mac, you can try iBoysoft DiskGeeker, it's Clone feature can help quickly make a 1-to-1 copy of your Mac hard drive.

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