I have an external USB drive I use for file backups in my home network (for both Windows and OSX machines). It's normally plugged into my wireless router (TP-Link Archer C9). It works fine but I would like to do some faster file transfers so I plugged it into my Windows 10 machine via USB and Windows won't assign it a drive letter. DISKPART says "type" is "unknown" and, unfortunately, I don't remember what I had formatted it as.
I attempted to follow the answer for this question (How do I mount the EFI partition on Windows 8.1 so that it is readable and writeable?) but DISKPART says there's no volume for me to mount.
DISKPART> list volume Volume ### Ltr Label Fs Type Size Status Info ---------- --- ----------- ----- ---------- ------- --------- -------- Volume 0 E DVD-ROM 0 B No Media Volume 1 System Rese NTFS Partition 100 MB Healthy System Volume 2 C NTFS Partition 930 GB Healthy Boot Volume 3 NTFS Partition 450 MB Healthy Hidden Volume 4 D Samsung SSD NTFS Partition 232 GB Healthy Volume 5 F SEAGATE FAT32 Partition 1863 GB Healthy Volume 6 EFI FAT32 Partition 200 MB Healthy Hidden DISKPART> list part Partition ### Type Size Offset ------------- ---------------- ------- ------- Partition 1 System 200 MB 20 KB * Partition 2 Unknown 931 GB 200 MB DISKPART> assign There is no volume specified. Please select a volume and try again.
Here's look the Disk Management screen. The highlighted volume is the one I'd like access to. I don't know why I can't see it in DISKPART.
I have an external drive I use for file backups in my home network (for both Windows and OSX machines).So how was it connected to / used by your "machines"? Was it like a drive attached to a router or something?
so I plugged it into my Windows 10 machineso you mean you've disassembled it and connect it to a SATA port or what? You probably do NOT want to try mounting the ESP anyway btw.