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is there a way or a method to query the Volume ID of a previously attached usb pen drive? To answer the question which USB drive has been attached to this computer? Eventlog? Registry?

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You can use USBDeview to check what usb device was and is connected to the machine. It gives out details like :

  1. Device name/description
  2. Device type
  3. Serial number (for mass storage devices)
  4. The date/time that device was added, etc.

And its a freeware :)

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Beat me to it! +1. –  Mehper C. Palavuzlar Feb 28 '11 at 11:46
@Mehper C. Palavuzlar :) –  Shekhar Feb 28 '11 at 11:49
I saw USBDeview but I am looking for the Volume ID ... and it seems like this is not displayed –  server info Feb 28 '11 at 11:56
@server did you use it , as the site boasts of many other details which they have have not mentioned –  Shekhar Feb 28 '11 at 12:04
jep, I got a serialnumber but not the volume id... –  server info Feb 28 '11 at 12:40

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