How to Show Hidden Devices in Device Manager
Device Manager is a built-in component of the Microsoft Windows operating system that enables users to view and control the hardware attached to their computer. The Device Manager includes several devices, including a keyboard, mouse, hard disk drives, USB devices, etc. Information about all of your devices is here, including General, Drivers, Details, and Events. However, certain devices are not visible in devices lists in Device Manager.
Because, some devices are hidden by default in Device Manager and if you want to see them, you will need to unhide them. Non-present devices are those old, unused, previous, hidden devices that were once installed, but are now no longer attached to the computer. Most people don’t need to see hidden devices, but there are times that it can be useful, including seeing devices you might have removed or when diagnosing error codes. This article will show you how to view hidden devices in Device Manager on Windows 11.
How to View Hidden Devices in Device Manager
Press the Win + R keys simultaneously on your computer and the Run command window opens. In the Run command search box, type devmgmt.msc and press OK to open the Device Manager window.
From the View tab, select Show hidden devices. Now, go to the device you want to check, expand the section .
Right-clicking on them and selecting Properties will give you additional information about them.