Windows 10: Unable to access USB device

Discus and support Unable to access USB device in Windows 10 Software and Apps to solve the problem; Hi, I have Microsoft 11. I have inserted a USB device but I am not seeing the device under "This PC". I am seeing the device listed under "Settings",... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Software and Apps' started by Dan Jansen_301, Feb 23, 2024.

  1. Unable to access USB device


    Hi, I have Microsoft 11. I have inserted a USB device but I am not seeing the device under "This PC". I am seeing the device listed under "Settings", "Bluetooth & Devices", "other devices" connected to USB 3.0. . What step can I take to access this device?

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    Dan Jansen_301, Feb 23, 2024
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  2. Ben Myers Win User

    Usb devices not accessible

    Try the USB device on a different computer.

    Ben
     
    Ben Myers, Feb 23, 2024
    #2
  3. Unable to access USB ports after upgrade to Windows 10

    Hi Jorge,

    Thank you for posting in Microsoft Community, we appreciate your interest in Windows 10.

    As you are unable to access USB ports on your device, I suggest you to try the below and check if it helps.

    Method 1: Uninstall and reinstall the USB driver for the computer and check if the issue persists.

    Follow the steps:


    • Press Windows+X together and select
      Device Manager.

    • Locate the Universal Serial Bus Controller and expand the driver icon.

    • Right Click on all the USB driver icons and select
      Uninstall.
    Restart the computer. After restarting the computer, USB driver will automatically be installed.

    If the issue still persists,

    Method 2: Run Hardware and Devices troubleshooter
    and check.

    Hardware and Devices troubleshooter checks for common problems and makes sure that any new device or hardware connected to your PC is installed correctly.

    Follow the steps to run the troubleshooter:

    • Type "Troubleshooting" in the Search box from the desktop and click "Troubleshooting".
    • Click on "View all" from the left pane and select "Hardware and Devices".
    • Click on “Advanced” and then click on “Run as Administrator”.
    • Click “Next” and follow the on-screen instructions to complete the troubleshooting process.

    Hope it helps. Kindly get back with the status of the issue, we will be happy to help you.
     
    Deepika Gowda, Feb 23, 2024
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  4. Nikhar_K Win User

    Unable to access USB device

    Unable to connect android device to PC using tio micro USB cable

    Hi,



    Thank you for writing to Microsoft Community Forums.



    Please reply with the following information to help you further:



    • What happens when you connect the Android device to the computer?
    • Do you receive any error message/code? If yes, what is the error message/code?


    In the meantime, I suggest you to try connecting the device to a different USB port and see if that helps.



    You may also refer the troubleshooting steps from Method 3 mentioned in the article

    Error: “USB Device not recognized” when you try to access a USB external hard drive
    .



    Please reply with the status of the issue, we will be glad to help you further.



    Regards,

    Nikhar Khare

    Microsoft Community - Moderator
     
    Nikhar_K, Feb 23, 2024
    #4
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