List Drives From DOS On Windows 7, MS-DOS List Drives

Last night I was running some tools on a Windows 7 laptop and needed to list the drives. I am not very familiar with MS-DOS so I had to play around to find the information I was looking for. Luckily listing the drives and then querying drive information is easy to do from DOS in Windows 7.  Follow the directions below to list the Windows 7 drives from DOS.

List Windows 7 Drives Using MS-DOS:

The fsutil command can be used from the Windows 7 DOS Command Prompt to first list the available drives and then to query specific drive information. Below are examples of using fsutil to find out drive information.

Use fsutil To List Drives On Windows 7:

List Drives From DOS On Windows 7

Syntax To List Drives From DOS On Windows 7:

C:>fsutil fsinfo drives

Drives: C: D: E: F:

Use fsutil To Display Drive Type In Windows 7:

List Drive Type From DOS On Windows 7

Syntax To List Drive Type From DOS On Windows 7:

C:Usersalex>fsutil fsinfo drivetype c:
c: - Fixed Drive

Use fsutil To Display Volume Information In Windows 7:

List Volume Info From DOS On Windows 7

Syntax To List Volume Info From DOS On Windows 7:

C:Usersalex>fsutil fsinfo volumeinfo C:
Volume Name : OS
Volume Serial Number : 0xb8XXXXXX
Max Component Length : 255
File System Name : NTFS
Supports Case-sensitive filenames
Preserves Case of filenames
Supports Unicode in filenames
Preserves & Enforces ACL's
Supports file-based Compression
Supports Disk Quotas
Supports Sparse files
Supports Reparse Points
Supports Object Identifiers
Supports Encrypted File System
Supports Named Streams
Supports Transactions
Supports Hard Links
Supports Extended Attributes
Supports Open By FileID
Supports USN Journal

Use fsutil To List Drive NTFS Information On Windows 7:

List NTFS Information From DOS On Windows 7

Syntax To List NTFS Information From DOS On Windows 7:

C:Usersalex>fsutil fsinfo ntfsinfo C:
NTFS Volume Serial Number :       0x00bXXXXcbXXXXXX
Version :                         3.1
Number Sectors :                  0x000000001bf930ea
Total Clusters :                  0x00000000037f261d
Free Clusters  :                  0x0000000002034233
Total Reserved :                  0x00000000000007b0
Bytes Per Sector  :               512
Bytes Per Cluster :               4096
Bytes Per FileRecord Segment    : 1024
Clusters Per FileRecord Segment : 0
Mft Valid Data Length :           0x0000000017200000
Mft Start Lcn  :                  0x00000000000c0000
Mft2 Start Lcn :                  0x000000000055efff
Mft Zone Start :                  0x0000000000eba840
Mft Zone End   :                  0x0000000000ec4fa0
RM Identifier:        CB65E8E1-CFD9-XXXX-XXXX-XXXXXB6A7A82

As you can see fsutil is a valuable tool to use from a Windows Command Prompt or MS-DOS. It provides an easy way to list the drives available on the computer and then query each drive individually to find out more information about the drive.


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