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