USBDeview v2.35 Updated

Checker on 3 Jul 2014

USBDeview is a small utility that lists all USB devices that currently connected to your computer, as well as all devices that you previously used. For each device, extended information is displayed: name/description, type, serial number (for mass storage), the date/time that device was added, Vendor ID, Product ID etc. USBDeview also allows you to uninstall USB devices that you previously used and disconnect those currently connected. You can also use the program on a remote computer, as long as you are logged into that computer as admin.

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System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract a folder of your choice. Launch USBDeview.exe.

Optionally, to show the vendor name and product name of your USB devices, download usb.ids to the same folder.
What's new?
  • Added 'Reload USB Hub' option (Ctrl+R). When you select a USB hub item and use the 'Reload USB Hub' option, all USB devices connected to this hub are reconnected, including USB devices that you previously disconnected. Be aware that in order to use this option, you also have to turn on the 'Show USB Hubs' option (Ctrl+F7).

18 comments on USBDeview  The Portable Freeware Collection Latest Entries Feed

Charley :: Entrepeurnerd 2007-03-07 02:35

Great utility , works flawlessly and its history population is good and useful.. recommended

Hmmm 2008-02-10 15:51

What is the purpose and use of such a program? what situation would call for it?

CheapFreek 2008-02-14 19:26

How about this situation: I bought a bargin generic usb thumb drive which worked fine on my newer machines, but I also wanted to use it on my old Win98 system. Lacking a W98 driver, I was about to try installing the free generic W98 mass storage driver but that looked like a lot of work. Then I came across an earlier version of USBDeview. I used it to find the vendor code of the generic drive, looked up their web site and found a W98 driver for some of their name brand drives. The gamble that it would work for the generic drive paid off. My thanks to the folks who write (and give away) these unusual gems like USBDeview.

computer technician 2008-03-07 18:37

I've actually had to replace a handheld card scanner on a workstation. The model of the newer was one newer than the broken scanner.. but the models were the same, and I couldn't uninstall, or get the old drievrs and such out. This program cleared everything out, and I was able to put the new one back in, as if there was never a previous one.

third world 2008-03-13 06:24

QUESTION: What is the purpose and use of such a program? what situation would call for it?
ANSWER: Have you ever put your feets in a cyberpoint of Africa or Asia? How can you unplug your pendrive? Just removing it? Guy, this is a great tool, even if doesn't work always!

Julito 2008-07-18 03:56

another use for this program.
Think about auditing purposes.. you may have a policy which prohibits or restrict the use of usb drives to prevent any data leak.. having a log that shows exactly what have been pluged and when (even remotely) would be a great tool to provide evidence of that security policy

gabe 2008-07-24 02:19

Another way you can look at it is this.
You go to install zune but never installed software and windows asks you to find driver well at the end it ask's you if you want windows to never ask you to install this hardware again and bam. You can not get plug that comes with zune to work because of the you accepting never to ask you again about this new hardware. This works great.

Mike 2009-02-26 06:47

I use this tool to completely remove USB devices I no longer use. This is one of my favorite utilities from NirSoft.

novicepopulace 2010-01-25 02:09

Please instruct me on getting vendor name in the list. I put the file in the folder, but vendor stays blank.

portFreeUser 2010-01-28 15:03

USBdeView is useful and easy to use. Thanks to the author for writing an easy to read manual also. It is easy to script this program.

A nice advanced use of this program is to add explorer contextual menus that call upon it to remove specific devices by name. I have done this to add a right-click menu to eject only my portable media player while leaving all other USB devices non-affected.

Also I like the option to have it remove all USB devices with one command. This greatly simplifies some shutdown and USB dismount tasks where some versions of Windows might not do it correctly (iPod corruption issues, for example).

The main display window can be very nicely configured to give very detailed yet understandable information about the devices and ports installed and whether or not they are in use or not.

If you use USB multimedia gear (MIDI, cameras, etc), USBdeView can be handy for USB conflict-analysis purposes. Thanks again for making this decent portable program.

Billy Bob 2010-03-21 20:38

This version (1.60) does not work for me, it hangs without ever displaying anything and is extremely hard to kill. I've reverted back to the last version (1.56) that I downloaded which works just fine, so it's not something on my computer that causes this aplication to fail - just teh most recent version.

newuser 2010-03-22 23:09

I am with novicepopulace.
I cannot get the vendor name to show up.
How do I get it to work? I downloaded the file it asked me to, but then...nothing.

doesn't matter 2010-04-22 17:26

@newuser
"In order to use this feature, you have to download the USB ID's list of Stephen J. Gowdy (http://www.linux-usb.org/usb.ids) and put the file in the same folder of USBDeview.exe
The name of the file must remain as 'usb.ids'."

Great tool

David Dollevoet 2010-05-26 00:42

Usbdeview is one of my favorite NirSoft utilities. When multiple Usb flash cards are connected, Usbdeview simplifies identifying the desired ones to disconnect. Also Usbdeview lists other Usb devices, such as keyboard, mouse, printer, ....

Knutars 2011-01-04 11:51

This utility should be a standard feature in Windows.

KumbaMelaExperiment 2011-06-30 20:35

had a mouse freeze after every soft reboot. this tool helped me cleaning obsolete, duplicate usb devices and all mouse freezes have gone. thanks nirsofer

V1.90

NickR 2012-01-16 19:16

With V2.00 the screenshot needs changing to reflect the new icons. Thanks

V2.00

Checker 2012-01-16 20:42

@ NickR: I changed the screenshot. Thanks for info.

V2.00

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