error 49244 on a Mac: 6 Ways to Fix It

After updating macOS, my external drive will not mount. I get an error message that says 'Could not mount 'My hard drive name'. ( error 49244.)'. Does anyone know how to fix it?

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Brithny· Answered on Mar 20, 2024

Many Mac users got the error message 'Could not mount 'My hard drive name'. ( error 49244.)' when they try to connect an external hard drive to their Mac. This post will discuss 6 effective solutions to fix the unmounting error 49244 and help you access the stored data.

Before fixing error 49244 on your external hard drive, it's suggested that you use data recovery software like EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard for Mac to access and save the stored data from the unmountable hard drive to avoid data loss.

After following the instructions to save your data, you can fix the ' error 49244' issue on your Mac. Here are 6 effective solutions:

Fix 1. Restart Your Mac to Fix the Unmounting Error 49244

  • Restarting your computer may solve the unmounting error caused by many system problems, and it also worked when the ' error 0' occurs, which is a common unmounting error similar to error code 49244.

Fix 2. Kill FSCK Process to Fix the Unmounting Error

  • If the unmounting error 49244 is caused by the incorrect ejecting of the external hard drive, killing the FSCK process may solve this error. Open the 'Terminal' app and enter the command line sudo pkill -f fsck, which can stop the FSCK process.

Fix 3. Run First Aid in Disk Utility to Repair the External Drive

  • Mac First Aid can help users check and repair disk errors quickly and safely. Navigate to 'Disk Utility', select the unmounted hard drive, and click 'First Aid > Run' at the top menu.

Fix 4. Erase the External Drive via the Mac Terminal

  • Open 'Terminal', enter the command line diskutil eraseDisk JHFS+ UntitledUFS disk(Your disk number), and press 'Enter'. This method will erase the unmounted hard drive and change its file system format to HFS+.

Fix 5. Format Your External Drive to Fix Error 49244

  • Launch 'Disk Utility', choose the external hard drive, and click 'Erase' at the top menu. You should choose a macOS-compatible file system format for the formatted hard drive.

Fix 6. Reinstall macOS to Fix Mac Error 49244

  • The last option to fix the ' error 49244' is to reinstall macOS in Recovery Mode: Press 'Command + R' to enter macOS Recovery Mode, and choose the 'Reinstall macOS' option in the Utilities window.

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