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What is this File Folder for?

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    What is this File Folder for?


    I have an extra file folder under "This PC" that is titled ESP. Can someone tell me what its for? I don't see the need in it. But, I would like to know what it is before I delete it.

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    That's more than just a folder, that's a partition on your hard drive.

    I believe that's related to having an EFI BIOS and that is part of it, ESP would stand for EFI System Partition.

    It's not supposed to have a drive letter and that's why it shows up there, I would just remove the drive letter and forget about it,

    Drive Letter - Add, Change, or Remove in Windows - Windows 7 Help Forums

    The size is insignificant since it's only 300MB.
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    Quote Originally Posted by derekimo View Post
    That's more than just a folder, that's a partition on your hard drive.

    I believe that's related to having an EFI BIOS and that is part of it, ESP would stand for EFI System Partition.

    It's not supposed to have a drive letter and that's why it shows up there, I would just remove the drive letter and forget about it,

    Drive Letter - Add, Change, or Remove in Windows - Windows 7 Help Forums

    The size is insignificant since it's only 300MB.
    Derekimo, how do I remove it? What I am seeing in the tutorial is not working.
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    I figured it out by doing Option 3 in the tutorial. Thanks, Derekimo.
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    Glad you got it Jesse, You're welcome.
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