Windows 10: How to delete EFI system partition from Seagate 2TB external HD

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  1. UK Abroad Win User

    How to delete EFI system partition from Seagate 2TB external HD


    I have a Seagate 2TB external Hard Drive almost completely full of movies/videos.
    A friend asked if they could borrow it to view some movies on their MAC but returned it as it did not show up on their computer.
    I plugged it back into my PC laptop and discovered that it was no longer recognised by my PC.
    After many days of investigation and failed attempts with Data Recovery software, I am hoping that someone in this forum can help me in deleting the 200 MB EFI (FAT32) system partition which the MAC computer inserted onto the Seagate NTFS external HD. This partition seems to be blocking any access to the 1862.70 GB partition behind it that contains all of my files. I can see these partitions in some Partitioning software and the file system on the large partition is designated "Other". So I am hoping that if the EFI partition can be deleted Windows will be allowed access to the videos stored on the "Other" partition. Any help or advice will be greatly appreciated. Thanks

    :)
     
    UK Abroad, May 24, 2019
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  2. trog100 Win User

    Move EFI partition

    its to enable win 10 to update to its anniversary edition.. it cant do this due to lack of C drive space i have had a quick try with the trial version of easus.. it didnt seem to be able to do what i want..

    i am assuming i cant just delete the efi partition but maybe i could.. as yet i havnt even figured out how to get into the bios of the thing.. maybe that should be my next step.. *Smile How to delete EFI system partition from Seagate 2TB external HD :)

    diskpart could probably do it but figuring out how (it aint that user friendly) might be difficult without step by step instructions..

    trog
     
    trog100, May 24, 2019
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  3. The Efi system partition deleting during clean install....

    Hello,

    I have the Dell inspiron 15 5558 and i wanted to know that mine got a partition called the "EFI system partition" which is of 100mb. So, when i will go to clean install of windows 10 to the step to delete all my partitions, will that system reserved partition
    be recreated during install? Or i have to click on new, and then that system reserved partition gets created(which will be of 500mb for windows10 according to my research)?
     
    Milind Goel, May 24, 2019
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  4. RochDoug Win User

    How to delete EFI system partition from Seagate 2TB external HD

    Partition question for Seagate external HD

    It's odd that Seagate wouldn't make this clear. They used to be much better about these things.
     
    RochDoug, May 24, 2019
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