How To Reset Seagate External Hard Drive Windows 10

How To Reset Seagate External Hard Drive Windows 10

The Seagate external hard drive is designed for personal storage purposes. It can be connected and accessed from your laptop or desktop easily. This drive comes in different storage capacities, offers 3-year rescue services, and more. While using an external hard drive on the desktop or laptop, there are many issues encountered by the users. However, they can be resolved easily. In case the troubleshooting method fails to fix the issue, you can reset the external drive to solve the problem. 

You can delete all the files from the drive by formatting it, but you can’t reset the drive completely. The below section explains how to reset the Seagate external hard drive on Windows 10.

You can’t reset the Seagate external hard drive easily, like resetting a blank CD or floppy disk. Initially, take a backup of important files stored on your Seagate external hard drive because, during the reset process, there is a chance for data loss to occur. After taking the backup, follow the below instructions to format your Seagate hard drive on Windows 10.

  • Connect the Seagate drive to your Windows 10 computer using a USB cable.
  • Check to make sure that you have signed into your computer with admin rights. 
  • Now, open the Control Panel screen and click on the System and Maintenance option.
  • Select the Administrative Tools menu.
  • Now, locate the Computer Management option and double-click on it.
  • If prompted, type your Windows 10 computer’s password in the given field.
  • Go to the Disk Management section.
  • Select and right-click on your Seagate external hard drive.
  • Click on the Format button followed by OK. If necessary, modify the file format settings and click the OK button.
  • Now, the formatting process will be initiated on your Seagate drive.
  • Once it is done, the Finished message will be displayed on the screen.

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