Windows 10: Is there a way to a clear USB cache file?

  1.    22 Jun 2016 #1

    Is there a way to a clear USB cache file?


    There was a great post in the SevenForums titled "General Fix for USB Driver Problems". I can follow all of the steps in that post on my Windows 10 machines except for deleting the INFCACHE.1 file. Is there the equivalent to the INFCACHE.1 file in Windows 10 that contains USB driver info? Is there an equivalent (or better) process for cleaning up USB driver problems/conflicts in Windows 10?

    I work with/repair USB devices and can have over a dozen different devices a day plugged into my computer. I regularly clean out the hidden devices in my device manager, but have had a few conflicts I can't resolve and am wondering if I am missing a USB cache file that needs to be rebuilt.

    Thanks so much!
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  2.    11 Sep 2016 #2

    Hi TBCGuy

    Did you ever find a solution? I came across your post and want to delete the USB driver history and start again
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  3.    11 Sep 2016 #3

    No I haven't, Ohwell. All I do is go into my Device Manager, show hidden devices, and uninstall each old USB driver. But I am still having problems with USB devices. I don't know what the INFCACHE.1 (from Windows 7) equivalent is in Windows 10.

    Can anybody help us?
      My ComputerSystem Spec


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    Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64 Win10Prox64
       11 Sep 2016 #4

    Try this: Drive Tools for Windows Cleanup
    Note: Run as Admin
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  5.    11 Sep 2016 #5

    Thanks, Topgundcp. I had forgotten about that tool. There is a post here that explains how to use it.

    I will report back with my success using it with Windows 10.

    Thanks, again!
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  6.    11 Sep 2016 #6

    Try USBDeveiw by Nirsoft very handy Util and free too....

    View any installed/connected USB device on your system
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  7.    11 Sep 2016 #7

    Thanks, Kbird. I will give USBDeview a try.

    So far after running drivecleanup all is working well. I have only connected 5 or 6 USB devices. I am waiting till I get to 20+ before I report back.

    I look forward to comparing the 2 utilities.

    Thanks, again!
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  8.    12 Sep 2016 #8

    Thank you for both options. I will evaluate in a few days as I am on travel...
      My ComputerSystem Spec


 

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