How to retrieve the serial number of a removable drive (PowerShell)

Please follow these steps to retrieve your removable drive serial number:

  1. Remove all plugged in USB drives from your computer.
  2. Start the Windows PowerShell (from the Start menu, search for Powershell).
  3. In the Windows PowerShell window, copy and paste the following one line command:
    gwmi Win32_USBControllerDevice |%{[wmi]($_.Dependent)} | Where-Object {($_.Description -like '*mass*')} | Sort Description,DeviceID | ft Description,DeviceID –auto | Format-Table -AutoSize
  4. In the output, make sure the Description matches your drive. Copy the serial number.

    ⚠️The serial number can be found after the last backslash "\" in the DeviceID string. Do not copy the Vendor ID (VID) nor Product ID (PID) ⚠️

    Windows Power Shell Device ID
  5. Send the serial number to the ADF support team,
    Copy and paste it to the online form supplied to you to obtain your license file.

    Make sure to copy/paste that information and not just retyping it as some characters might not be what they look like (o and 0 for example).