2 Tools to Check the USB Devices Used On Your Computer
USBDeview is a simple and portable tool that offers tons of information on the USB devices that are currently and previously connected to the computer. If you want to look for connected USB flash drives or external hard drives, sort the Device Type by clicking on the column and look for “Mass Storage”. You can double click on the device to see the exact date and time of when it was first connected and the last time plugged in to the computer.
Other than using USBDeview to check on all connected USB devices, it can also be used for troubleshooting USB connection problems. Simply right click on the problematic USB device and select “Uninstall Selected Devices”. Uninstalling the device will will cleanup the traces so that the USB device can be reinstalled automatically with the correct and updated settings. It is also possible to block the USB device from working in future by disabling it in the program.
USB History Viewer is another free tool that is meant to only show the history of connected USB mass storage devices such as flash drive or an external hard disk. The advantage of USB History Viewer is it also support other computers on the local network if provided a valid authentication.
Running this tool will by default show LOCALHOST for the computer name and that won’t work. You will need to either specify your computer name, internal IP address or alternatively clicking on the browse button to select your computer from the list. Once you’ve provided the computer name, click on the Start button and the history will be displayed in a few seconds.
To download this tool, you will need to provide a valid email address and the download link will be sent there.