The Volume Serial Number (VSN) looks like this:
And can be found using the 'dir' or 'vol' command in Windows without any switches.
Volume GUID looks like this:
And can be found using the 'mountvol' command in Windows.
And can be accessed by entering this in run:
My questions are:
- What are the differences between Volume GUID and Volume Serial Number?
- Can volumes be accessed using Volume Serial Number?
- Do Volume GUIDs change on OS REINSTALL (Without Partition formatting)?
Note: From what I'm aware VSN doesn't change on reinstall, only changes on format. Is that the same with VGUID too? Would it be safe for me to address using VGUID (for cross HDD junctions) instead of drive letters?
This article suggests that Windows creates the Volume GUIDs, does it mean that it is not recorded in the MBR and may change after reinstall or it maybe different between two operating systems in a dual boot scenario?