How to Read SD card Serial Number from Windows 11, 10, 8, And 7

Please refer to this page to learn more about SD card serial number and how to read SD card Serial number from Windows without formatting.


By Dervish / Updated on May 12, 2023

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What is SD card serial number?

SD card serial number is a string of codes that are automatically created when the card is originally produced or during the processing of formatting the SD card for identifying this device.

An SD serial number needs not be strictly numerical and probably consisted of numbers, letters, and special symbols. In addition to SD card, many other storage devices, such as HDD, SSD, and USB flash drives, also have serial numbers.

Sometimes, you may need to know what your SD card serial number is so that make full use of your GPS, smartphone, and other devices. Well, you can read SD card number from Windows. Next, lets us see how to get SD card serial number on Windows 11, 10, 8, and 7.

SD Card

How to read SD card serial number from Windows

First of all, connect the SD card to the computer and make sure it can be detected. If there is no SD card slot on the computer, you need to prepare an SD card reader. Then, connect it to your computer.

Step 1. Press "Windows + R", type in "cmd" and click "OK" to open the Command Prompt.

Step 2. Type “dir d:(d is the drive letter)” and press Enter. Then, you can read the SD card serial number on the following result.

Read Serial Number

Warning: The Command Prompt is a professional built-in disk management tool, please type the commands line shown in the guide exactly, otherwise there will be a risk of data loss.

How to read/change SD card serial number easily and safely

Sometimes, you may need to change SD card serial number. As mentioned above, you need to format your SD card to reassign it a serial number by Windows, but you will lose all data on this SD card.

Fortunately, here is a GUI tool for you-AOMEI Partition Assistant Professional, whose easy-to-use interface allows you to easily change or read SD card number without formatting. It is compatible with Sandisk SD card, Samsung SD card, Sony SD card, Kingston SD card and others.

Meanwhile, it also has other functions to help you manage SD card more flexibly, such as removing write protection on SD card, wiping SD card completely, checking SD card for errors, copying SD card to SD card, recovering lost data on SD card, etc. You can download its Demo version and follow these steps to see how to operate it.

Download Demo Win 11/10/8.1/8/7/XP
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Step 1. Connect the SD card to the computer with the SD adapter, and open AOMEI Partition Assistant Professional. Right-click the SD card and click “Advanced” > “Change Serial Number”.

Change Serial Number

Step 2. And in the pop-up window, the serial number (the last 8 letters and numbers) will be shown in the box. And you can also edit a string of numbers to change the serial number.

New Serial Number

Step 3. Then click “Apply” on the left top of the main interface.


Just wait for a second, the serial number of your SD card will be changed.

Bonus tip: Recover lost files on the SD card

If you accidentally format an SD card and don't have a backup, then you are likely to lose important data. Please don't worry, the "Recover Data" function of AOMEI Partition Assistant Professional supports recovering all types of files on your SD card, including videos, audio, photos

Step 1. On the main interface, click "Recover" and select "Recover Data".

Recover Data

Step 2. Select the SD card and click "Start Scan".

Recover Windows Data

Step 3. When the scan is over, all deleted files on this SD card will be listed. Please select the target files you want to recover and click "Recover File".

Select Recover Data

Step 4. Then, you should select a path to save the recovered data.

Select Saved Path

Step 5. When recovery finishes, click "OK" to exit it.



That is all about how to read SD card serial number from Windows PC and change the SD serial number. With its intuitive interface, AOMEI Partition Assistant seems more convenient for most people.

If you are running Windows Server 2022/2019/2016/2012/2008/2003, AOMEI Partition Assistant Server can be helpful for well-managing disks and partitions on the Server PC.

Dervish · Staff Editor
Dervish is an English editor of AOMEI Technology; He is delicated to offering users easy and effecitve solutions for issuses related to disks and partitoins. In his spare time, he enjoy wathcning films, playing footable, traveling and so on.