Question How can I locate drivers updated with Windows in device manager?

Rodion15

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I’m trying to understand Windows drivers and how to identify them in the different applets in Windows.

One difficulty is locating drivers shown under Settings > Windows Update > Driver Updates, what drivers in Device manager or C:\Windows\System32\drivers are shown there?

For example, Settings > Windows Update > Driver Updates shows:
Driver Updates:
Apple, Inc. - USBDevice - 486.0.0.0
Successfully installed on ‎02/‎08/‎2021
...how can I locate this driver in device manager or C:\Windows\System32\drivers?

Any help much appreciated
 

Rodion15

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I found a way:
Serviwin and driverview by Nirsoft show all drivers and driver data and can be easily search to match entries in Settings > Windows Update > Driver Updates

You can use it to search (Ctrl+F) for an entry in Settings > Windows Update > Driver Updates such as:

Apple, Inc. - USBDevice - 486.0.0.0 (search for 486.0.0.0 for example)

To avoid using any of these tools:

I indexed the Driverstore and the Drivers folders in Indexing Options (took around 5 minutes)

Then I search these folders in File Explorer
 

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The closest I got is:
486.0.0.0 is the driver version, which matches with the Driver Version field on the Driver tab for any driver in device manager. This was enough to match the last updated drivers by Windows Update with the precise driver in Device manager.
 

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