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Moving EFI System Partition by Acronis Disk Director not possible

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Hello,

I upgraded my Window 10 now to 1803. After installation I had a new partition with drive letter J at the beginning opf my system disk (I suppose there is a recoverey partition). Because I do not use it I deleted the partition. But now I have a gap of 485 MB in the beginning of my disk, then follows the EFI system partition, the the OS partition. I tried to move the EFI system partition on the beginning of my disk that i can increase a little bit the OS partition. To do that with Acronis Disk Director it is not possible neither with the installed version nor with the boot CD version. I only can copy it but not as a bootable partition. Does anybody know what top do?

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Klaus

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Hello Klaus,

Thank you for your posting! First of all, I'd strongly recommend creating a full backup of your system prior any changes to be on the safe side. 

Then could you please attach a couple of screenshots\photos of your actions, so that we can have better understanding of the situation? 

Thank you in advance! 

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Same problem. The EFI system partition is not available for moving. There is not command in the context menu.

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enabokov wrote:

Same problem. The EFI system partition is not available for moving. There is not command in the context menu.

Hi! Please attach a couple of screenshots of your disk layout and where exactly the option is not displayed. It should be available in the following menu under Resize volume https://kb.acronis.com/system/files/content/2010/06/11407/shrink2.png

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Hi, I upgraded to Windows 10 20H2 and had some issues along the way. After installation, I seem to have ended up with 451MB of unallocated space at the beginning of the disk, followed by 4 EFI system partitions (100 MB each), my C: Drive partition,  followed by 505 MB Unknown parttition and my F: Drive (Documents/Data). Disk Director Screenshot attached.

Can I use Disk Director 12.5 to reconfigure my disk - how can I find out know which EFI partitions can be deleted.

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Mousa Abulhawa wrote:

Hi, I upgraded to Windows 10 20H2 and had some issues along the way. After installation, I seem to have ended up with 451MB of unallocated space at the beginning of the disk, followed by 4 EFI system partitions (100 MB each), my C: Drive partition,  followed by 505 MB Unknown parttition and my F: Drive (Documents/Data). Disk Director Screenshot attached.

Can I use Disk Director 12.5 to reconfigure my disk - how can I find out know which EFI partitions can be deleted.

Hi! Please read the reply here https://forum.acronis.com/comment/561340#comment-561340