Attributes disk

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

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


This parameter is not available in any edition of Windows Vista.


attributes disk [{set | clear}] [readonly] [noerr]


Parameter Description


Sets the specified attribute of the disk with focus.


Clears the specified attribute of the disk with focus.


Specifies that the disk is read-only.


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.


  • When attributes disk is used to display the current attributes of a disk, the Boot Disk attribute denotes the disk used to boot the computer. For a dynamic mirror, it is displayed for the disk containing the boot plex of the boot volume.

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


To view the attributes of the selected disk, type:

attributes disk

To set the selected disk as read-only, type:

attributes disk set readonly

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