VolumeID

Change the ID for FAT and NTFS disks"
A review by John

Note: the new ID is visible after a computer restart.

Ever wondered how operating systems identify different hard drives? Well, a volume ID uniquely identifies a hard drive to both the user and the operating system. Usually, the volume ID is printed somewhere on the hard drive but if the hard drive is physically inaccessible you can find it using the command prompt. This application lets you modify the volume IDs of different hard drive formats including NTFS and FAT from a simplified command line interface.

Some operating systems are usually integrated with labeling units, however, in most cases, you would need a third party application like this one to modify volume IDs. The utility uses an oversimplified single line command line that includes parameters showing the location of the application’s executable file, the drive letter, and its ID as defined by the user. When handling NTFS format drives, it is recommended that you stop all active applications otherwise the operating system may handle the changes the same way as it would with a FAT drive and this would cause multiple errors.

Come to think of it, this is an excellent tool for modifying the volume IDs of NTFS and FAT drives particularly because all this can be realized with an oversimplified single line code.

VolumeID is licensed as freeware for PC or laptop with Windows 32 bit and 64 bit operating system. It is in others programming category and is available to all software users as a free download.

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Author
Sysinternals
Last Updated On
March 17, 2022
Runs on
Windows 10 / Windows 8 / Windows 7 / Windows Vista / XP
Total downloads
2,382
License
Free

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