USBLogView v1.26
Copyright (c) 2011 - 2019 Nir Sofer

See Also

  • USBDeview - View all installed/connected USB devices on your system.
  • NK2Edit - Edit, merge and fix the AutoComplete files (.NK2) of Microsoft Outlook.


USBLogView is a small utility that runs in the background and records the details of any USB device that is plugged or unplugged into your system. For every log line created by USBLogView, the following information is displayed: Event Type (Plug/Unplug), Event Time, Device Name, Description, Device Type, Drive Letter (For storage devices), Serial Number (Only for some types of devices), Vendor ID, Product ID, Vendor Name, Product Name, and more...

You can easily select one or more log records and then export them into csv/tab-delimited/xml/html file.

System Requirements

  • This utility works on any version of Windows, starting from Windows 2000 and up to Windows 10. Both 32-bit and 64-bit systems are supported.

Versions History

  • Version 1.26:
    • Fixed USBLogView to sort properly the 'Event Time' column and the numeric columns.
  • Version 1.25:
    • Added option to add every plug/unplug event into a log file (In 'Advanced Options' window - F9).
  • Version 1.20:
    • Fixed USBLogView to work on Windows 8 and Windows 10.
  • Version 1.13:
    • Fixed bug: Pressing F5 cleared the entire log.
  • Version 1.12:
    • Fixed bug: USBLogView added Byte order mark of Unicode to the saved text/html/xml file, while the file was actually saved in ASCII...
  • Version 1.11:
    • Fixed bug: USBLogView failed to detect the plug/unplug event of some USB devices.
  • Version 1.10:
    • Added 'Clear Log' option.
    • Fixed bug: USBLogView froze for a few seconds if there was a disconnected network drive on the system.
  • Version 1.05:
    • Added 'Start As Hidden' option. When this option and 'Put Icon On Tray' option are turned on, the main window of USBLogView will be invisible on start.
  • Version 1.00 - First release.

Start Using USBLogView

USBLogView doesn't require any installation process or additional dll files. In order to start using it, simply run the executable file - USBLogView.exe

After running USBLogView, every time that a USB device is plugged or unplugged from your system, a new log line with the details of the device will be added to the main window of USBLogView. If you want to close the main window without stopping the recording of USB devices information, you can turn on the 'Put Icon On Tray' option, and then close the main window of USBLogView.

You can also select one or more log lines in the main window of USBLogView, and then copy the log data to the clipboard (Ctrl+C) or export the log data into xml/html/csv/comma-delimited file (Ctrl+S)

Translating USBLogView to other languages

In order to translate USBLogView to other language, follow the instructions below:
  1. Run USBLogView with /savelangfile parameter:
    USBLogView.exe /savelangfile
    A file named USBLogView_lng.ini will be created in the folder of USBLogView utility.
  2. Open the created language file in Notepad or in any other text editor.
  3. Translate all string entries to the desired language. Optionally, you can also add your name and/or a link to your Web site. (TranslatorName and TranslatorURL values) If you add this information, it'll be used in the 'About' window.
  4. After you finish the translation, Run USBLogView, and all translated strings will be loaded from the language file.
    If you want to run USBLogView without the translation, simply rename the language file, or move it to another folder.


This utility is released as freeware. You are allowed to freely distribute this utility via floppy disk, CD-ROM, Internet, or in any other way, as long as you don't charge anything for this and you don't sell it or distribute it as a part of commercial product. If you distribute this utility, you must include all files in the distribution package, without any modification !


The software is provided "AS IS" without any warranty, either expressed or implied, including, but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. The author will not be liable for any special, incidental, consequential or indirect damages due to loss of data or any other reason.


If you have any problem, suggestion, comment, or you found a bug in my utility, you can send a message to

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USBLogView is also available in other languages. In order to change the language of USBLogView, download the appropriate language zip file, extract the 'usblogview_lng.ini', and put it in the same folder that you Installed USBLogView utility.

LanguageTranslated ByDateVersion
Arabic Mohamed.Bajdouai15/05/2015USBLogView v1.13
Brazilian PortuguesePaulo Guzmán28/08/20181.25
CzechJakub Lapka - 28.9.202129/09/20211.26
DutchJan Verheijen21/10/20191.26
French AiZ08/12/20111.00
French Eric FICHOT07/09/20121.11
German «Latino» auf WinTotal.de21/10/20191.26
Greek geogeo.gr09/03/20181.25
Italian Alessandro Viscone08/06/20211.26
Japanese Shinobu Yui15/07/20191.25
Persian DinoTechno19/03/20221.26
Romanian Jaff (Oprea Nicolae)06/02/20161.13
RussianDmitry Yerokhin20/01/20181.25
Simplified Chinese DickMoore29/09/20201.26
SlovakFrantišek Fico29/10/20191.26
Slovenian pekiDI17/08/20161.13
Spanish Marcelo Camacho17/12/20111.00
Traditional Chinese Danfong Hsieh21/10/20191.26
Turkish Mustafa TEMUR11/09/20201.26