DriveInfo.VolumeLabel Property


Gets or sets the volume label of a drive.

Namespace:   System.IO
Assembly:  mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)

Public Property VolumeLabel As String

Property Value

Type: System.String

The volume label.

Exception Condition

An I/O error occurred (for example, a disk error or a drive was not ready).


The drive is not mapped or does not exist.


The caller does not have the required permission.


The volume label is being set on a network or CD-ROM drive.


Access to the drive information is denied.

The label length is determined by the operating system. For example, NTFS allows a volume label to be up to 32 characters long. Note that null is a valid VolumeLabel.

The following example demonstrates the use of the DriveInfo class to display information about all the drives on the current system.

Imports System
Imports System.IO

Class Test
    Public Shared Sub Main()
        Dim allDrives() As DriveInfo = DriveInfo.GetDrives()

        Dim d As DriveInfo
        For Each d In allDrives
            Console.WriteLine("Drive {0}", d.Name)
            Console.WriteLine("  Drive type: {0}", d.DriveType)
            If d.IsReady = True Then
                Console.WriteLine("  Volume label: {0}", d.VolumeLabel)
                Console.WriteLine("  File system: {0}", d.DriveFormat)
                Console.WriteLine( _
                    "  Available space to current user:{0, 15} bytes", _

                Console.WriteLine( _
                    "  Total available space:          {0, 15} bytes", _

                Console.WriteLine( _
                    "  Total size of drive:            {0, 15} bytes ", _
            End If
    End Sub
End Class
'This code produces output similar to the following:
'Drive A:\
'  Drive type: Removable
'Drive C:\
'  Drive type: Fixed
'  Volume label: 
'  File system: FAT32
'  Available space to current user:     4770430976 bytes
'  Total available space:               4770430976 bytes
'  Total size of drive:                10731683840 bytes 
'Drive D:\
'  Drive type: Fixed
'  Volume label: 
'  File system: NTFS
'  Available space to current user:    15114977280 bytes
'  Total available space:              15114977280 bytes
'  Total size of drive:                25958948864 bytes 
'Drive E:\
'  Drive type: CDRom
'The actual output of this code will vary based on machine and the permissions
'granted to the user executing it.


for setting the volume label. Associated enumeration: Write.

.NET Framework
Available since 2.0
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