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Windows 7: Where are the files that each USB device copy when plugged

09 Jan 2016   #1
maherghali81

Windows 7 x64
 
 
Where are the files that each USB device copy when plugged

Dear all

I wonder where to find the installation files of each USB device copies when plugged ..??? I had plugged more then 20 USB flash drivers and I want to know where are the installation files go ??

any help in this issue

windows 7 x64 .. sp1


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09 Jan 2016   #2
Baddog22556

Windows 7
 
 

Sorry but don't quite understand your question. Could you be more specific?
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09 Jan 2016   #3
maherghali81

Windows 7 x64
 
 
memry usb for example

imagine some friend gave you us memory to share you some files.. you just plug it in the usb port and then it installs the files to get ready using it ..

same thing happened when you connect an external CD DVD drive for example ... each time you connect a device it installs files .... where are these files located ??? I plugged more then 20 usb memory flash drive and I want to erase their files from system ....
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09 Jan 2016   #4
Baddog22556

Windows 7
 
 

You plug in a usb with files on it and it opens to read those files. The files stay on the usb unless you
copy/paste or drag/drop into your computer folder. They don't install but are just there unless you do it.
You can delete file/s in the usb just as you would if on your hard drive. It's just having another data
storage device available to you.
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09 Jan 2016   #5
Wandering one

Win7 sp1 Pro 64bit / XP sp2 Pro (games only)
 
 

I think the O/P is asking about drivers. If so enter "clear unused usb drivers" no quotes in search box at top of this page.
Art.
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09 Jan 2016   #6
maherghali81

Windows 7 x64
 
 
perfect

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Wandering one View Post
I think the O/P is asking about drivers. If so enter "clear unused usb drivers" no quotes in search box at top of this page.
Art.

that's what I was looking for ... thanks man

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09 Jan 2016   #7
Baddog22556

Windows 7
 
 

WOW!!
When a USB device is plugged into the system, the USB bus driver is notified. The bus driver sends a standard USB request (USB_DEVICE_DESCRIPTOR) to the device. With this the device reports its name and type. (bDeviceClass/bDeviceSubClass/bDeviceProtocol).
With this information, Windows creates an device entry in the system. This the Hardware-ID. The system now tries to find either a generic driver which can handle the device (HID/UVC) or a driver which specifically registered itself to support this Hardware-ID.
To register a driver as the handler for a specific device, you have to install the driver into the system, or you must supply Microsoft with one, which they can provide on their servers.
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10 Jan 2016   #8
maxseven

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit 6.1 Build 7601 (SP1)
 
 

OP says he's happy; I can recommend Uwe Sieber's DriveCleanup for identifying and eradicating traces of old insertions. It's free and has never caused any problems for me. You open a Command Window (cmd.exe) as Administrator and type:

drivecleanup -t

This TESTS to see what will be removed, without the -t it does the cleanup. Removes all devices and registry items that are associated. You need the x64 version for a 64-bit machine.

It has sometimes cleared-up conflicts and other odd USB problems for me. While you're there try UsbTreeView also for very good info about your ports:

Uwe Sieber's Homepage

Look under Drive Tools.
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