Readers lists with the command prompt & PowerShell under Windows 10

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If you use the command prompt or PowerShell frequently, you may need to copy files to or from an external drive. This article shows you how to list drives with Command Prompt or PowerShell under Windows 10 / 8 / 7.

List of readers with prompt

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If you just want to list the readers, you can use WMIC. Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) is the data and operations management infrastructure for Windows operating systems.

Open a command prompt and type the following command :

 returns Name

Press Enter and you will see the list of drives.

You can also use the following parameter :

 returns caption>span>

If you use the following functions, the device ID and volume name are also displayed :

Description >

for display of readers. Use the following command:


Mapped drives are also displayed.

List Tape

You will see that the console displays the volume number and letter, label, formatting type, partition type, size, status and other information.

List of drives with PowerShell

Now use the following command :

 - File system

I hope this will help.

Now see how to get a list of all device drivers from the command prompt.

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