Q. How can I change the Volume ID of a disk?

Q. How can I change the Volume ID of a disk?

A. Windows NT provides functionality to change the volume name of a disk by using the command

label <drive>: <label name>

Windows NT does not provide built in functionality to change Volume ID's, however NT Internals has produced a free utility that can be downloaded from http://www.sysinternals.com/misc.htm called VolumeID which can change the volume ID of a FAT or NTFS volume. To view a drives current Volume ID you can just perform a

dir <drive>:

and the volume serial number is shown on the second line down, e.g.

Volume in drive E is system
Volume Serial Number is BC09-8AE4

To change enter the command

volumeid <drive letter>: xxxx-xxxx


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