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Attributes volume

Updated: April 17, 2012

Applies To: Windows 7, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Vista

Displays, sets, or clears the attributes of a volume.

For examples of how this command can be used, see Examples.

attributes volume [{set | clear}] [{hidden | readonly | nodefaultdriveletter | shadowcopy}] [noerr]

 

Parameter Description

set

Sets the specified attribute of the volume with focus.

clear

Clears the specified attribute of the volume with focus.

readonly

Specifies that the volume is read-only.

hidden

Specifies that the volume is hidden.

nodefaultdriveletter

Specifies that the volume does not receive a drive letter by default.

shadowcopy

Specifies that the volume is a shadow copy volume.

noerr

For scripting only. When an error is encountered, DiskPart continues to process commands as if the error did not occur. Without this parameter, an error causes DiskPart to exit with an error code.

  • On basic master boot record (MBR) disks, the hidden, readonly, and nodefaultdriveletter parameters apply to all volumes on the disk.

  • On basic GUID partition table (GPT) disks, and on dynamic MBR and GPT disks, the hidden, readonly, and nodefaultdriveletter parameters apply only to the selected volume.

  • A volume must be selected for the attributes volume command to succeed. Use the select volume command to select a volume and shift the focus to it.

To display the current attributes on the selected volume, type:

attributes volume

To set the selected volume as hidden and read-only, type:

attributes volume set hidden readonly

To remove the hidden and read-only attributes on the selected volume, type:

attributes volume clear hidden readonly

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