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USB View on Windows

📅 2011-Dec-21 ⬩ ✍️ Ashwin Nanjappa ⬩ 🏷️ usb, usbview, windows ⬩ 📚 Archive


Do you wonder what is the topography of the USB subsystem on your computer? USB View is an useful Windows tool that displays this tree of USB controllers and hubs and the devices connected to them in a neat graphical format. If any node in the tree is clicked, the properties of the corresponding controller, hub or device is displayed in the right pane. Press F5 to refresh the tree after you connect or disconnect a hub or device.

USB View is one of the many debugging tools that ship with the Windows SDK. So, to obtain USB View you need to install Windows SDK. In the installation dialog of Windows SDK, make sure the Debugging Tools option is ticked. After installation, usbview.exe can be found in the C:\Program Files\Debugging Tools for Windows (x64)\ directory. This exe can be copied and used on any computer without requiring any installation or dependencies.

Tried with: Windows SDK for Windows 7 and .Net Framework 4