Updated: April 17, 2012
Applies To: Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2012, Windows 8
Creates, changes, or deletes the volume label (that is, the name) of a disk. If used without parameters, the label command changes the current volume label or deletes the existing label.
For examples of how to use this command, see Examples.
Specifies that the volume should be treated as a mount point or volume name.
Specifies a drive letter (followed by a colon), mount point, or volume name. If a volume name is specified, the /mp parameter is unnecessary.
Specifies the label for the volume.
Displays help at the command prompt.
Windows displays the volume label and serial number (if it has one) as part of the directory listing.
An NTFS volume label can be up to 32 characters in length, including spaces. NTFS volume labels retain and display the case that was used when the label was created.
If you do not specify a value for the Label parameter, the label command displays output in the following format:
Volume in drive C: xxxxxxxxxxx Volume Serial Number is xxxx-xxxx Volume label (32 characters, ENTER for none)?
You can type a new volume label or press ENTER to keep the current label. If you press ENTER and the volume currently has a label, the label command prompts you with the following message:
Press Y to delete the label, or press N to keep the label.
To label a disk in drive A that contains sales information for July, type:
To delete the current label for drive C, follow these steps:
At the command prompt, type:
Output similar to the following should be displayed:
Volume in drive C: is Main Disk Volume Serial Number is 6789-ABCD Volume label (32 characters, ENTER for none)?
Press ENTER. The following prompt should be displayed:
Press Y to delete the current label.