paperkey // ? feature request

David Shaw dshaw at
Wed Feb 11 05:42:31 CET 2009

On Feb 10, 2009, at 11:21 PM, Faramir wrote:

> Robert J. Hansen escribió:
>> David Shaw wrote:
>>> I don't know if I'd go so far as to call it a GUID as it is only
>>> unique relative to the vendor and device type
>> Must be my luck, then -- the ones I've looked at have all had per- 
>> device
>> serial #s.
>  How can I check my flash drives? Unfortunately I'm using Windows XP,
> which I suppose neither of you use... I searched a bit, but couldn't
> find anything. I am talking about a USB Flash drive Kingston
> DataTraveler... it doesn't have any encryption or intelligent  
> capability
> (other than balancing the usage of memory sectors, in order to make  
> file
> shredders useless... I mean, in order to increase the lifespawn of the
> drive).

Look for a program called "USB View".  I haven't used it myself, but  
it is described as being able to print the entire USB tree.  Once  
you're running look for the "iSerial" field.

Kingston DataTravelers do have serial numbers though.  I have one.


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