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// Function driveser (model)
// Returns the serial number of the drive specified in "model" or an empty string. 
// Please include this is you are going to use it.
// (C) By Zibri 2013
// Free for non commercial use.
// zibri AT zibri DOT org

public string driveser(string model)
{
    string functionReturnValue = null;
    string devid = "";
    functionReturnValue = "";
    try {
        ManagementObjectSearcher searcher = new ManagementObjectSearcher("root\\CIMV2", "SELECT * FROM Win32_DiskDrive WHERE Model LIKE '%" + model + "%'");
        foreach (ManagementObject queryObj in searcher.Get()) {
            if (!string.IsNullOrEmpty(queryObj("SerialNumber")))
                functionReturnValue = queryObj("SerialNumber");
            Debug.Print(queryObj("Model") + ":" + functionReturnValue);
        }
    } catch (ManagementException err) {
        Debug.Print("An error occurred while querying for WMI data: " + err.Message);
    }
    return functionReturnValue;
}

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AFAIK that property is not present in the WMI COM API, to obtain the number of records you must use the IEnumWbemClassObject interface and count the instances returned your self.

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/// <summary>
/// A static class to help with resolving a mapped drive path to a UNC network path.
/// If a local drive path or a UNC network path are passed in, they will just be returned.
/// </summary>
/// <example>
/// using System;
/// using System.IO;
/// using System.Management;    // Reference System.Management.dll
/// 
/// // Example/Test paths, these will need to be adjusted to match your environment. 
/// string[] paths = new string[] {
///     @"Z:\ShareName\Sub-Folder",
///     @"\\ACME-FILE\ShareName\Sub-Folder",
///     @"\\ACME.COM\ShareName\Sub-Folder", // DFS
///     @"C:\Temp",
///     @"\\localhost\c$\temp",
///     @"\\workstation\Temp",
///     @"Z:", // Mapped drive pointing to \\workstation\Temp
///     @"C:\",
///     @"Temp",
///     @".\Temp",
///     @"..\Temp",
///     "",
///     "    ",
///     null
/// };
/// 
/// foreach (var curPath in paths) {
///     try {
///         Console.WriteLine(string.Format("{0} = {1}",
///             curPath,
///             MappedDriveResolver.ResolveToUNC(curPath))
///         );
///     }
///     catch (Exception ex) {
///         Console.WriteLine(string.Format("{0} = {1}",
///             curPath,
///             ex.Message)
///         );
///     }
/// }
/// </example>
public static class MappedDriveResolver
{
    /// <summary>
    /// Resolves the given path to a full UNC path if the path is a mapped drive.
    /// Otherwise, just returns the given path.
    /// </summary>
    /// <param name="path">The path to resolve.</param>
    /// <returns></returns>
    public static string ResolveToUNC(string path) {
        if (String.IsNullOrWhiteSpace(path)) {
            throw new ArgumentNullException("The path argument was null or whitespace.");
        }

        if (!Path.IsPathRooted(path)) {
            throw new ArgumentException(
                string.Format("The path '{0}' was not a rooted path and ResolveToUNC does not support relative paths.",
                    path)
            );
        }

        // Is the path already in the UNC format?
        if (path.StartsWith(@"\\")) {
            return path;
        }

        string rootPath = ResolveToRootUNC(path);

        if (path.StartsWith(rootPath)) {
            return path; // Local drive, no resolving occurred
        }
        else {
            return path.Replace(GetDriveLetter(path), rootPath);
        }
    }

    /// <summary>
    /// Resolves the given path to a root UNC path if the path is a mapped drive.
    /// Otherwise, just returns the given path.
    /// </summary>
    /// <param name="path">The path to resolve.</param>
    /// <returns></returns>
    public static string ResolveToRootUNC(string path) {
        if (String.IsNullOrWhiteSpace(path)) {
            throw new ArgumentNullException("The path argument was null or whitespace.");
        }

        if (!Path.IsPathRooted(path)) {
            throw new ArgumentException(
                string.Format("The path '{0}' was not a rooted path and ResolveToRootUNC does not support relative paths.",
                path)
            );
        }

        if (path.StartsWith(@"\\")) {
            return Directory.GetDirectoryRoot(path);
        }

        // Get just the drive letter for WMI call
        string driveletter = GetDriveLetter(path);

        // Query WMI if the drive letter is a network drive, and if so the UNC path for it
        using (ManagementObject mo = new ManagementObject()) {
            mo.Path = new ManagementPath(string.Format("Win32_LogicalDisk='{0}'", driveletter));

            DriveType driveType = (DriveType)((uint)mo["DriveType"]);
            string networkRoot = Convert.ToString(mo["ProviderName"]);

            if (driveType == DriveType.Network) {
                return networkRoot;
            }
            else {
                return driveletter + Path.DirectorySeparatorChar;
            }
        }           
    }

    /// <summary>
    /// Checks if the given path is a network drive.
    /// </summary>
    /// <param name="path">The path to check.</param>
    /// <returns></returns>
    public static bool isNetworkDrive(string path) {
        if (String.IsNullOrWhiteSpace(path)) {
            throw new ArgumentNullException("The path argument was null or whitespace.");
        }

        if (!Path.IsPathRooted(path)) {
            throw new ArgumentException(
                string.Format("The path '{0}' was not a rooted path and ResolveToRootUNC does not support relative paths.",
                path)
            );
        }

        if (path.StartsWith(@"\\")) {
            return true;
        }

        // Get just the drive letter for WMI call
        string driveletter = GetDriveLetter(path);

        // Query WMI if the drive letter is a network drive
        using (ManagementObject mo = new ManagementObject()) {
            mo.Path = new ManagementPath(string.Format("Win32_LogicalDisk='{0}'", driveletter));
            DriveType driveType = (DriveType)((uint)mo["DriveType"]);
            return driveType == DriveType.Network;
        }
    }

    /// <summary>
    /// Given a path will extract just the drive letter with volume separator.
    /// </summary>
    /// <param name="path"></param>
    /// <returns>C:</returns>
    public static string GetDriveLetter(string path) {
        if (String.IsNullOrWhiteSpace(path)) {
            throw new ArgumentNullException("The path argument was null or whitespace.");
        }

        if (!Path.IsPathRooted(path)) {
            throw new ArgumentException(
                string.Format("The path '{0}' was not a rooted path and GetDriveLetter does not support relative paths.",
                path)
            );
        }

        if (path.StartsWith(@"\\")) {
            throw new ArgumentException("A UNC path was passed to GetDriveLetter");
        }

        return Directory.GetDirectoryRoot(path).Replace(Path.DirectorySeparatorChar.ToString(), "");
    }
}
Convert.ToUInt32(mo["DriveType"])

@JeremyThompson The InnerException for this exception (which I am also getting) is [System.Threading.ThreadAbortException] {"Exception of type 'System.Threading.ThreadAbortException' was thrown."}. I do not know the cause of this yet, but am still looking for a solution. I'm running Win7 x64.

+1; I ended using this code with some small changes: 1. Made the class and methods static; 2. mo["DriveType"] can be casted directly to uint and then to System.IO.DriveType. This way I don't have to deal with those magic numbers. 3. Put mo in an using statement. mo = null doesn't really help the GC

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Try
Dim Searcher_P As New ManagementObjectSearcher("root\CIMV2", "SELECT * FROM Win32_PhysicalMedia")
For Each queryObj As ManagementObject In Searcher_P.Get()
If queryObj("SerialNumber").ToString.Trim = "Y2S0RKFE" Then
Me.Cursor = Cursors.Default
Return True
End If
Next
Catch ex As Exception
MessageBox.Show("An error occurred while querying for WMI data: Win32_PhysicalMedia " & ex.Message)
End Try

Try
Dim Searcher_L As New ManagementObjectSearcher("root\CIMV2", "SELECT * FROM Win32_LogicalDisk WHERE DeviceID = 'C:'")
For Each queryObj As ManagementObject In Searcher_L.Get()
If queryObj("VolumeSerialNumber").ToString.Trim = "226C1A0B" Then
Me.Cursor = Cursors.Default
Return True
End If
Next
Catch ex As Exception
MessageBox.Show("An error occurred while querying for WMI data: VolumeSerialNumber " & ex.Message)
Return False
End Try

You see this everywhere around the Web. But it won't work in many situations and returns Null in many cases. I bet that "An error occurred while..." message will be shown quite often! That's not what I want, and that's why I looked further to find something that actually gets the job done.

Converting HDD Serial # VB6 code into VB.NET code - Stack Overflow

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/// <summary>
/// A static class to help with resolving a mapped drive path to a UNC network path.
/// If a local drive path or a UNC network path are passed in, they will just be returned.
/// </summary>
/// <example>
/// using System;
/// using System.IO;
/// using System.Management;    // Reference System.Management.dll
/// 
/// // Example/Test paths, these will need to be adjusted to match your environment. 
/// string[] paths = new string[] {
///     @"Z:\ShareName\Sub-Folder",
///     @"\\ACME-FILE\ShareName\Sub-Folder",
///     @"\\ACME.COM\ShareName\Sub-Folder", // DFS
///     @"C:\Temp",
///     @"\\localhost\c$\temp",
///     @"\\workstation\Temp",
///     @"Z:", // Mapped drive pointing to \\workstation\Temp
///     @"C:\",
///     @"Temp",
///     @".\Temp",
///     @"..\Temp",
///     "",
///     "    ",
///     null
/// };
/// 
/// foreach (var curPath in paths) {
///     try {
///         Console.WriteLine(string.Format("{0} = {1}",
///             curPath,
///             MappedDriveResolver.ResolveToUNC(curPath))
///         );
///     }
///     catch (Exception ex) {
///         Console.WriteLine(string.Format("{0} = {1}",
///             curPath,
///             ex.Message)
///         );
///     }
/// }
/// </example>
public static class MappedDriveResolver
{
    /// <summary>
    /// Resolves the given path to a full UNC path if the path is a mapped drive.
    /// Otherwise, just returns the given path.
    /// </summary>
    /// <param name="path">The path to resolve.</param>
    /// <returns></returns>
    public static string ResolveToUNC(string path) {
        if (String.IsNullOrWhiteSpace(path)) {
            throw new ArgumentNullException("The path argument was null or whitespace.");
        }

        if (!Path.IsPathRooted(path)) {
            throw new ArgumentException(
                string.Format("The path '{0}' was not a rooted path and ResolveToUNC does not support relative paths.",
                    path)
            );
        }

        // Is the path already in the UNC format?
        if (path.StartsWith(@"\\")) {
            return path;
        }

        string rootPath = ResolveToRootUNC(path);

        if (path.StartsWith(rootPath)) {
            return path; // Local drive, no resolving occurred
        }
        else {
            return path.Replace(GetDriveLetter(path), rootPath);
        }
    }

    /// <summary>
    /// Resolves the given path to a root UNC path if the path is a mapped drive.
    /// Otherwise, just returns the given path.
    /// </summary>
    /// <param name="path">The path to resolve.</param>
    /// <returns></returns>
    public static string ResolveToRootUNC(string path) {
        if (String.IsNullOrWhiteSpace(path)) {
            throw new ArgumentNullException("The path argument was null or whitespace.");
        }

        if (!Path.IsPathRooted(path)) {
            throw new ArgumentException(
                string.Format("The path '{0}' was not a rooted path and ResolveToRootUNC does not support relative paths.",
                path)
            );
        }

        if (path.StartsWith(@"\\")) {
            return Directory.GetDirectoryRoot(path);
        }

        // Get just the drive letter for WMI call
        string driveletter = GetDriveLetter(path);

        // Query WMI if the drive letter is a network drive, and if so the UNC path for it
        using (ManagementObject mo = new ManagementObject()) {
            mo.Path = new ManagementPath(string.Format("Win32_LogicalDisk='{0}'", driveletter));

            DriveType driveType = (DriveType)((uint)mo["DriveType"]);
            string networkRoot = Convert.ToString(mo["ProviderName"]);

            if (driveType == DriveType.Network) {
                return networkRoot;
            }
            else {
                return driveletter + Path.DirectorySeparatorChar;
            }
        }           
    }

    /// <summary>
    /// Checks if the given path is a network drive.
    /// </summary>
    /// <param name="path">The path to check.</param>
    /// <returns></returns>
    public static bool isNetworkDrive(string path) {
        if (String.IsNullOrWhiteSpace(path)) {
            throw new ArgumentNullException("The path argument was null or whitespace.");
        }

        if (!Path.IsPathRooted(path)) {
            throw new ArgumentException(
                string.Format("The path '{0}' was not a rooted path and ResolveToRootUNC does not support relative paths.",
                path)
            );
        }

        if (path.StartsWith(@"\\")) {
            return true;
        }

        // Get just the drive letter for WMI call
        string driveletter = GetDriveLetter(path);

        // Query WMI if the drive letter is a network drive
        using (ManagementObject mo = new ManagementObject()) {
            mo.Path = new ManagementPath(string.Format("Win32_LogicalDisk='{0}'", driveletter));
            DriveType driveType = (DriveType)((uint)mo["DriveType"]);
            return driveType == DriveType.Network;
        }
    }

    /// <summary>
    /// Given a path will extract just the drive letter with volume separator.
    /// </summary>
    /// <param name="path"></param>
    /// <returns>C:</returns>
    public static string GetDriveLetter(string path) {
        if (String.IsNullOrWhiteSpace(path)) {
            throw new ArgumentNullException("The path argument was null or whitespace.");
        }

        if (!Path.IsPathRooted(path)) {
            throw new ArgumentException(
                string.Format("The path '{0}' was not a rooted path and GetDriveLetter does not support relative paths.",
                path)
            );
        }

        if (path.StartsWith(@"\\")) {
            throw new ArgumentException("A UNC path was passed to GetDriveLetter");
        }

        return Directory.GetDirectoryRoot(path).Replace(Path.DirectorySeparatorChar.ToString(), "");
    }
}
Convert.ToUInt32(mo["DriveType"])

@JeremyThompson The InnerException for this exception (which I am also getting) is [System.Threading.ThreadAbortException] {"Exception of type 'System.Threading.ThreadAbortException' was thrown."}. I do not know the cause of this yet, but am still looking for a solution. I'm running Win7 x64.

+1; I ended using this code with some small changes: 1. Made the class and methods static; 2. mo["DriveType"] can be casted directly to uint and then to System.IO.DriveType. This way I don't have to deal with those magic numbers. 3. Put mo in an using statement. mo = null doesn't really help the GC

c# - How do I determine a mapped drive's actual path? - Stack Overflow

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