Get a List of Fixed, Network, USB and CDROM Drives on your Machine using C# or VB.NET

The DriveInfo.DriveType enum is very useful to determine drive type. Let us see how to list down all USB drives connected to your machine using C# or VB.NET


using System;
using System.IO;

namespace ConsoleApplication1
class Program
static void Main(string[] args)
DriveInfo[] drives = DriveInfo.GetDrives();
foreach (DriveInfo di in drives)
if (di.IsReady)
Console.WriteLine("Volume label: {0} ", di.VolumeLabel);
Console.WriteLine("Drive Type: {0} ", di.DriveType);
Console.WriteLine("Free space: {0} bytes ", di.TotalFreeSpace);
Console.WriteLine("Drive Size: {0} bytes \n", di.TotalSize);
catch (Exception ex)
// handle ex


Imports System
Imports System.IO

Namespace ConsoleApplication1
Friend Class Program
Shared Sub Main(ByVal args() As String)
drives() As DriveInfo = DriveInfo.GetDrives()
For Each di As DriveInfo In drives
If di.IsReady Then
Console.WriteLine("Volume label: {0} ", di.VolumeLabel)
Console.WriteLine("Drive Type: {0} ", di.DriveType)
Console.WriteLine("Free space: {0} bytes ", di.TotalFreeSpace)
Console.WriteLine("Drive Size: {0} bytes ", di.TotalSize)
End If
Catch ex As Exception
' handle ex
End Try
End Sub
End Class
End Namespace



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