1. Joined : Jun 2016
    Posts : 4
    Windows 10 Pro
       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 System SpecsSystem Spec


  2. Joined : Aug 2015
    Posts : 22
    Windows 10
       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 System SpecsSystem Spec


  3. Joined : Jun 2016
    Posts : 4
    Windows 10 Pro
       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 System SpecsSystem Spec


  4. Joined : Jul 2014
    San Jose, California
    Posts : 1,951
    Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64 Win10Prox64
       11 Sep 2016 #4

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


  5. Joined : Jun 2016
    Posts : 4
    Windows 10 Pro
       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 System SpecsSystem Spec


  6. Joined : Jun 2016
    Posts : 1,385
    Win10 1607
       11 Sep 2016 #6

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

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


  7. Joined : Jun 2016
    Posts : 4
    Windows 10 Pro
       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 System SpecsSystem Spec


  8. Joined : Aug 2015
    Posts : 22
    Windows 10
       12 Sep 2016 #8

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


 


Similar Threads
Thread Forum
Store Cache - Clear and Reset in Windows 10
How to Clear and Reset the Store Cache in Windows 10 If you are having issues with installing or updating Store apps in Windows 10, it may be caused by an issue with the Store cache. This tutorial will show you how to clear and reset the...
Tutorials
How can I adjust offline cache size for File History? Option is gone.
In File History > Advanced settings of W8 and W8.1, there was an option to adjust the offline cache size (default 5%). In W10 this option is gone! So I have two questions: 1. Is the default still 5%? Or? (maybe even more intelligent / dynamic?)...
Performance & Maintenance
File Explorer History - Clear in Windows 10
How to Clear File Explorer History in Windows 10 Clearing File Explorer history deletes the information Windows saved about the files and folders you use as well as what you've typed in the address bar. This tutorial will show you how to...
Tutorials
ssl cache clear in microsoft edge
hi, I really want to know if somebody here know, if it possible to clean the ssl cache on edge, like the content tab on ie, or not, and if not, are if I clean it on the tab in ie, are it works also on edge? thank you very much.
Browsers and Email
Thumbnail Cache - Clear and Reset in Windows 10
How to Clear and Reset the Thumbnail Cache in Windows 10 Windows keeps a copy of all your folder, picture, video, and document thumbnails in a cache so they can be displayed quickly when you open a folder instead of having to manually scan and...
Tutorials
Our Sites
Site Links
About Us
Windows 10 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 10" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 19:53.
Find Us
Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 10 Forums