Windows 10: accidentally changed external drive to esd-usb

Discus and support accidentally changed external drive to esd-usb in Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware to solve the problem; Accidentally converted my 1TB external hard drive to a ESD-USB I built a new custom PC and I needed to download Windows 10 for it so I used my Toshiba... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware' started by ChristineDonovan, Aug 9, 2019.

  1. accidentally changed external drive to esd-usb


    Accidentally converted my 1TB external hard drive to a ESD-USB

    I built a new custom PC and I needed to download Windows 10 for it so I used my Toshiba 1TB external hard drive to install the ISO of Windows 10 Home onto it and then install it onto my PC. It all worked and I now have Windows 10 Home on my new PC but my 1TB external hard drive is now a 31.9GB maximum storage external hard drive. How can I revert my hard drive back to having 1TB maximum storage

    Is there any way to find all the files I had on it?


    :)
     
    ChristineDonovan, Aug 9, 2019
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  2. Restore previous data before external harddrive was made ESD-USB bootable drive

    Hi Ashish,

    ESD-USB is only the name of windows installation file and it is on its own disk partition.
    Your data and files are still on the disk but windows can´t see them. When you open the
    Disk Manager you should see empty space behind your ESD-USB. We have found a thread with the same issue as yours, we suggest that you follow the steps given by

    Jimzamjimmyy
    on the second page:
    Accidentally Converted External Hard Drive to "ESD-USB".
    His response was created on
    December 31, 2016 and helped 17 people.

    Let us know if you need further assistance.
     
    Janeane Cru, Aug 9, 2019
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  3. External hard drive changed to esd-usb

    While performing window media creation I have converted my external hard drive as bootable usb device (esd-usb). I couldn't recover my files in the hard drive . Need help
     
    Vigneshkumar03, Aug 9, 2019
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  4. grahambm Win User

    accidentally changed external drive to esd-usb

    Accidentally Converted External Hard Drive to "ESD-USB"

    Just went to use my backup external USB drive. 300Gb. Says it is 32GB and called ESD-USB.

    Can't for the life of me recall how that got onto this drive.

    The drive had Macrium backups that I had made prior to installing OS on two computers. Maybe the contents of that drive should have been written to a USB thumb drive for recovery purposes.

    Should I just delete the partition, format and start afresh? I want to backup each of our systems again.
     
    grahambm, Aug 9, 2019
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