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

Important

The disk parameter of the attributes command is not available in any edition of Windows Vista.

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

Syntax

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

Parameters

Parameter Description

disk

Displays, sets, or clears the attributes of the disk with focus.

volume

Displays, sets, or clears the attributes of the volume with focus.

set

Sets the specified attribute of the volume or disk with focus.

clear

Clears the specified attribute of the volume or disk with focus.

readonly

Specifies that the disk or 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 of the attributes volume command 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 of the attributes volume command apply only to the selected volume.

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

  • 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.

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

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

attributes disk set readonly

Additional references


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