Computer and Software Support

DOS Command Label

Type: External (3.0 and later)


LABEL [d:][volume label]

Purpose: Creates or changes or deletes a volume label for a disk.


A volume label may consist of up to eleven characters (the same characters that are legal for a file name). If you enter an erroneous volume label, the error message Invalid volume label appears, and the system prompts for a re-entry.

If you use this command without entering a volume label, the program displays

Input volume label - Up to 11 characters.
Press ENTER only to delete label.

Enter a volume label, or press the Enter key to delete the current volume label. To display the current label, use either the DIR or VOL command.


To create the label TESTVOL1-A on the diskette in drive B, enter

label b:testvol1-a

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