Api for getting hard drive's serial no.

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    Api for getting hard drive's serial no.

    Which api can I used to get hard drive's serial number ?
    Can anybody please help me.......
    Chintan R Naik

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    Well I not on a windows machine at the second so I can't look at the Platform SDK. But I'm pretty sure you are looking for EnumDevices() or something like that.

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    Okay, ignore my ramblings That is completely wrong. I'm taking a look on msdn to see what is available.

    Ah here we go:

    Code:
    BOOL GetVolumeInformation(
      LPCTSTR lpRootPathName,
      LPTSTR lpVolumeNameBuffer,
      DWORD nVolumeNameSize,
      LPDWORD lpVolumeSerialNumber,
      LPDWORD lpMaximumComponentLength,
      LPDWORD lpFileSystemFlags,
      LPTSTR lpFileSystemNameBuffer,
      DWORD nFileSystemNameSize
    );
    Enjoy!

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    code:----------------------------------------------------------------------------
    BOOL GetVolumeInformation(
    LPCTSTR lpRootPathName,
    LPTSTR lpVolumeNameBuffer,
    DWORD nVolumeNameSize,
    LPDWORD lpVolumeSerialNumber,
    LPDWORD lpMaximumComponentLength,
    LPDWORD lpFileSystemFlags,
    LPTSTR lpFileSystemNameBuffer,
    DWORD nFileSystemNameSize
    );
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------


    But GetVolumeInformation() works for partitions just like C:, D:, and so on.....

    Does it gives hard drive's serial number or partition's serial number ?
    Chintan R Naik

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    Originally posted by cr_naik

    code:----------------------------------------------------------------------------
    BOOL GetVolumeInformation(
    LPCTSTR lpRootPathName,
    LPTSTR lpVolumeNameBuffer,
    DWORD nVolumeNameSize,
    LPDWORD lpVolumeSerialNumber,
    LPDWORD lpMaximumComponentLength,
    LPDWORD lpFileSystemFlags,
    LPTSTR lpFileSystemNameBuffer,
    DWORD nFileSystemNameSize
    );
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------


    But GetVolumeInformation() works for partitions just like C:, D:, and so on.....

    Does it gives hard drive's serial number or partition's serial number ?
    Judging by the 4th parameter of the function; yes, it does. You could try looking it up on MSDN.

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