View USB device descriptors on Windows


I have occasionally fired up a Linux virtual machine just to view USB descriptors of devices using lsusb -v. This post briefly describes a couple of tools for Windows that can be used to view descriptors of USB devices.

Thesycon USB Descriptor Dumper

This single purpose utility, from a German device driver development company, does what it proposes. It lists all connected USB devices and dumps the information for the selected device.

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USBView

This tool is part of the Windows Driver Kit (WDK) and Debugging Tools for Windows. Its source code is available as part of the Windows driver samples GitHub repo.

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