attributes volume

Applies to: Windows Server 2022, Windows Server 2019, Windows Server 2016, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Server 2012

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

Syntax

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

Parameters

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.

Remarks

  • 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.

Examples

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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