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Function: Set-DriveLabel – Change the Label of a Drive Via PowerShell


Here’s a simple function to change the label of a drive.

function Set-DriveLabel	{
	  Sets the label on a drive.

	  Sets the label on a drive to a user specified value

	    Version      			: 1.0
	    Rights Required			: Local admin on server
	    					: ExecutionPolicy of RemoteSigned or Unrestricted
	    Exchange Version			: N/A
            Author     				: Pat Richard, Exchange MVP
            Email/Blog/Twitter	                : pat@innervation.com 	http://www.ucunleashed.com @patrichard
            Dedicated Blog			: http://www.ucunleashed.com/1097
            Disclaimer   			: You running this script means you won't blame me if this breaks your stuff.

		Set-DriveLabel -DriveLetter "d:" -DriveLabel "Data"

		None. You cannot pipe objects to this script.

	#Requires -Version 2.0
	[cmdletBinding(SupportsShouldProcess = $true)]
		[parameter(Position = 0, ValueFromPipeline = $true, ValueFromPipelineByPropertyName = $true, Mandatory = $true, HelpMessage = "No drive letter specified")]
		[parameter(Position = 1, ValueFromPipeline = $true, ValueFromPipelineByPropertyName = $true, Mandatory = $true, HelpMessage = "No drive label specified")]
	Write-Host "Setting drive label - drive $DriveLetter"
	$drive = Get-WmiObject -Class Win32_Volume -Filter "DriveLetter = '$DriveLetter'"
	Set-WmiInstance -input $drive -Arguments @{Label="$DriveLabel"} | Out-Null
	If ((Get-WmiObject -Class Win32_Volume -Filter "DriveLetter = '$DriveLetter'").Label -eq $DriveLabel){
		return $true
		return $false
} # end function Set-DriveLabel

You would then call it as such:

Set-DriveLabel -DriveLetter [drive] -DriveLabel [label]

such as

Set-DriveLabel -DriveLetter d: -DriveLabel "Data"

Comment based help is available via

Get-Help Set-DriveLabel


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  1. vince
    May 31st, 2013 at 11:57 | #1

    everytime I change the DriveLetter with swmi I can’t change it back because it say “not found” or “not available” (i think after a reboot it would do the change, but the server that does run the backup-script (with the drive-letter-changing-backup-drives) doesnt reboot)
    i tryed with the “smwi … -arg @{Driveletter=”F:”}”-Solution and with $drive.driveletter=”F:” and even $drive.dismount(0,0) (i found this solution) but its not really working.
    Do You have a clue. It would be nice to know (the same thing on my workstation)

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