View tree of USB devices on Windows/Linux

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FTDI provides usbview.exe, which allows viewing connected USB devices on Windows in a tree view. This allows viewing which ports devices are plugged in to.

An important use case for me is that I have computers in very remote locations, and I need to verify that field staff have plugged hard drives into USB 3 ports, or I can’t do my experiment. USB View shows me the name of chipsets and devices, even their serial numbers.

Tree View of Linux-connected USB devices
USB View showing tree view of connected USB devices. courtesy Greg Kroah-Hartman


USB View does not require install–just extract the ZIP file to your desktop and double-click



Linux USB View is available on GitHub. Follow the INSTALL file directions.

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