It appears that each time a floppy is formatted, a quasi-unique serial
number is generated. How can I access that in my programs?
3M Health Information Systems
I would like to find information on the Volume Serial Number created
for disks when you format them under MS-DOS. Now don't get confused
with the Volume Label...I'm talking the number CHKDSK displays
e.g. Volume Serial Number is 1234-5678 <<<< This is what I want
123456789 bytes total disk space
etc blah blah
and not the Volume label you get when you do a DIR
e.g. Volume is drive D is Information <<<< Not this
Directory of D:\
. <DIR> 01-23-45 12:34
.. <DIR> 01-23-45 12:34
The information I would like is:
1. How do I read the volume serial number from a DOS program?
2. What is it really used for?
3. How is it generated?
4. Can it be changed?
Thanks for any help
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