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Change Partition Serial Number

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    About "Change Partition Serial Number"

    Partition serial number is a unique number assigned to hard drive during the creation of file system. It originated in 1950s in mainframe computer operating system. In FAT and NTFS file systems, partition serial number is a feature used to determine if the disk is present in a drive, and to detect if it was exchanged with another one. The serial number is a 32-bit number determined by the date and time on the real-time clock on the current computer at the time of a disk’s formatting. If you find the serial number is discrete, you can change it. And, MiniTool Partition Wizard is the best choice for you to complete this operation since it has powerful functions.

    Kindly reminder: the free edition of MiniTool Partition Wizard doesn't support changing partition serial number.

    How to Change Partition Serial Number

    MiniTool Partition Wizard Tutorial offers the detailed operation steps as follows:

    Step 1. Select the target partition, and then click "Change Serial Number" from the Partition Management group of the left action panel or from right-click menu.

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    Step 2. You can input new serial number in the new window and click "Yes" to go back to the main interface.

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    Step 3. Click "Apply" button on the tool bar to execute this change.


    When all operations are done, you can view new partition serial number by clicking the partition and choosing "Properties".