List labels on a file

Your organization can have multiple labels, with labels having any number of fields. This page describes how to list all labels on a single Google Drive file. To list the file labels, use the files.listLabels method.

You also need to specify:

  • The fileId of the file for which you want the list of labels.

This example uses the label fileId to retrieve the correct labels.


List<Label> labelList =


label_list_response = drive_service.files().listLabels(fileId="FILE_ID");


* Lists all the labels on a Drive file
* @return{obj} a list of Labels
async function modifyLabelTextField() {
  // Get credentials and build service
  // TODO (developer) - Use appropriate auth mechanism for your app

  const {GoogleAuth} = require('google-auth-library');
  const {google} = require('googleapis');

  const auth = new GoogleAuth({scopes: ''});
  const service ={version: 'v3', auth});
  try {
    const labelListResponse = await service.files.listLabels({
      fileId: 'FILE_ID',
    return labelListResponse;
  } catch (err) {
    // TODO (developer) - Handle error
    throw err;