Windows 10: Force Windows 10 to mount and visually display EFI boot partition?

Discus and support Force Windows 10 to mount and visually display EFI boot partition? in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; I'm mucking around with multi-boot and need to edit some files I put in the EFI partition. It was possible in Windows 8 to use Mountvol and mount... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by Hannele2, Jul 28, 2016.

  1. Hannele2 Win User

    Force Windows 10 to mount and visually display EFI boot partition?


    I'm mucking around with multi-boot and need to edit some files I put in the EFI partition.
    It was possible in Windows 8 to use Mountvol and mount this partition to a drive.
    Then it showed up like normal in Windows Explorer, saving me the hassle of using command line to navigate the folder.
    But now in Win 10 when I do the exact same thing, the EFI drive remains hidden.
    How can I force Win 10 to show it - alternatively is there a third party Explorer tool that will?

    :)
     
    Hannele2, Jul 28, 2016
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    Duncan Strathern, Jul 28, 2016
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    Hey thanks! but when I try mounting the boot volume using the command you suggest I receive the following error.

    C:\WINDOWS\system32>mountvol v: /s

    The parameter is incorrect.

    not one to give up easy I did a mountvol to get the parameters and got this.

    C:\WINDOWS\system32>mountvol

    Creates, deletes, or lists a volume mount point.

    MOUNTVOL [drive:]path VolumeName

    MOUNTVOL [drive:]path /D

    MOUNTVOL [drive:]path /L

    MOUNTVOL [drive:]path /P

    MOUNTVOL /R

    MOUNTVOL /N

    MOUNTVOL /E

    path Specifies the existing NTFS directory where the mount

    point will reside.

    VolumeName Specifies the volume name that is the target of the mount

    point.

    /D Removes the volume mount point from the specified directory.

    /L Lists the mounted volume name for the specified directory.

    /P Removes the volume mount point from the specified directory,

    dismounts the volume, and makes the volume not mountable.

    You can make the volume mountable again by creating a volume

    mount point.

    /R Removes volume mount point directories and registry settings

    for volumes that are no longer in the system.

    /N Disables automatic mounting of new volumes.

    /E Re-enables automatic mounting of new volumes.

    Possible values for VolumeName along with current mount points are:

    \\?\Volume{1d27f343-0ee3-11e4-aacd-806e6f6e6963}\

    *** NO MOUNT POINTS ***

    \\?\Volume{1d27f344-0ee3-11e4-aacd-806e6f6e6963}\

    C:\

    \\?\Volume{34427c86-0000-0000-0000-b0a31f000000}\

    *** NO MOUNT POINTS ***

    \\?\Volume{1d27f348-0ee3-11e4-aacd-806e6f6e6963}\

    A:\

    \\?\Volume{1d27f347-0ee3-11e4-aacd-806e6f6e6963}\

    D:\

    the /S switch doesn't seem to be available. and not sure what you intended with it.

    I also did a search for the file chs_boot.ttf and found it under several directories but I do see the C:\Windows\Boot\Fonts directory. Anyway I get the point here, just can't seem to mount the boot partition in the way you recommend.
     
    Dan5298407, Jul 28, 2016
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  4. Hannele2 Win User

    Force Windows 10 to mount and visually display EFI boot partition?

    Easiest solution: Use a 3rd party File manager such as Q-Dir.
    Just google "Windows file manager explorer alternatives" and you should get some hits....
     
    Hannele2, Jul 28, 2016
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