How to Show Hidden Devices in the Windows 10 Device Manager

Windows 10 Device Manager doesn’t display all devices by default.

You can view hidden devices by following these steps:

Open Device Manager.

Hit View at the top.

Click on Show hidden devices. The checkmark next to this option indicates that it’s been enabled.

That’s it. You can now see hidden devices.


  • Alternatively, you can press the following keys one at a time after launching Device Manager: Alt, V, W.
  • By following the above steps, you can hide hidden devices.
  • The “Show hidden devices” option will be reset once you close the Device Manager. 


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