ntfslabel - display/change the label on an ntfs file system
ntfslabel [options] device [new-label]
ntfslabel will display or change the file system label on the ntfs file
system located on device.
If the optional argument new-label is not present, ntfslabel will
simply display the current file system label.
If the optional argument new-label is present, then ntfslabel will set
the file system label to be new-label. NTFS file system labels can be
at most 128 Unicode characters long; if new-label is longer than 128
Unicode characters, ntfslabel will truncate it and print a warning
It is also possible to set the file system label using the -L option of
mkntfs(8) during creation of the file system.
Below is a summary of all the options that ntfslabel accepts. Nearly
all options have two equivalent names. The short name is preceded by -
and the long name is preceded by --. Any single letter options, that
don’t take an argument, can be combined into a single command, e.g.
-fv is equivalent to -f -v. Long named options can be abbreviated to
any unique prefix of their name.
This will override some sensible defaults, such as not working
with a mounted volume. Use this option with caution.
Show a list of options with a brief description of each one.
Don’t actually write to disk.
Reduce the amount of output to a minimum.
Increase the amount of output that ntfslabel prints.
Show the version number, copyright and license for ntfslabel.
There are no known problems with ntfslabel. If you find a bug please
send an email describing the problem to the development team:
ntfslabel was written by Matthew J. Fanto, with contributions from
Anton Altaparmakov and Richard Russon.
ntfslabel is part of the ntfsprogs package and is available from:
The manual pages are available online at: