C# – How to get serial number of USB-Stick in C#


How do I get the internal serial number of a USB-Stick or USB-HardDrive in C#?

Best Solution

Try this:

// add a reference to the System.Management assembly and
// import the System.Management namespace at the top in your "using" statement.
// Then in a method, or on a button click:

ManagementObjectSearcher theSearcher = new ManagementObjectSearcher("SELECT * FROM Win32_DiskDrive WHERE InterfaceType='USB'");
foreach (ManagementObject currentObject in theSearcher.Get())
   ManagementObject theSerialNumberObjectQuery = new ManagementObject("Win32_PhysicalMedia.Tag='" + currentObject["DeviceID"] + "'");

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