USBDeview is a free tool that allows you to inspect USB devices, both ones that are currently connected to your computer and ones that have previously been connected. Extensive information is provided for each USB device, as well as the ability to turn disable or enable each USB device.
USBDeview is a freeware tool, which means that it is free to use. No installation is required and the programme is very small, so it is highly portable and can fit on a USB device. Tools with related use cases include Universal USB Installer and HP USB Disk Storage Format Tool.
What is USBDeview?
USBDeview allows you to inspect all USB devices that have been connected to your computer past and present. For all devices, it displays information such as the device name, type, description, drive letter, port number, serial number and much more.
For USB devices that are currently connected, additional controls are available. You can use USBDeview's interface to connect, disconnect, enable, disable, install and uninstall all presently connected USB devices.
How do I check USB history?
USBDeview will automatically list all USB devices that have been connected to your computer when it is opened. This historical information is useful, as it also allows you to uninstall USB devices and drivers for devices that you no longer use.
Have complete control over your USB devices
USBDeview offers a one-stop location for viewing and managing all of your USB devices. Not only does USBDeview work locally, but it can also be used while remotely connected to another machine. This is where a lot of the value lies, as USBDeview allows you to control devices that you may not be able to otherwise physically remove.
Its ability to let you view all USB devices past and present is also very useful for several reasons. It provides a log of all devices that were connected and it allows you to remove devices and drivers that are no longer used, saving on space and reducing clutter.