There are several types of IDs for harddisks and volumes which you normally don’t notice and don’t need to know about.
Windows attaches a disk id it to every disk – not volume – it uses. You can look at it and change it with the command line tool diskpart which comes with Windows.
Open a cmd shell as admin, then
diskpart starts it, it shows a prompt like `DISKPART>'
list disk shows a list of phyisical disks, not volumes
select disk 1 selects disk 1 as the 'current' disk
uniqueid disk shows the disk id
uniqueid disk=[new id] change disk id of the selected disk
help uniqueid disk help for uniqueid command, shows
details of [new id] in line above
more possibilities of diskpart
help shows list of commands
list shows help for the list command
list volume all volumes of the computer
list partition partitions of the selected disk
A volume id is attached to a partition or volume on a drive. How can you see the volume id of a drive?
open a cmd shell, then
vol d: shows the name and volume id of drive d:.
Though you can do alot of stuff with the above mentioned diskpart, you cannot view or change a volume id with it. But you can download VolumeId, a tool from MS, which does just this: Change a volume id of a volume. Usage is easy, you need to open a cmd shell as admin and then
volumeid e: 1A34-AB27
changes the volume’s id to the value