This post records information about showing non-present devices in Windows 2000 or later, useful for displaying devices that have been previously installed but are currently not plugged in. DM=SET DEVMGR_SHOW_NONPRESENT_DEVICES=1 & Devmgmt.msc
To show devices that aren't currently present:
Other methods of using this include:
Some examples of when this is useful include:
Showing hidden devices in Windows XP
Showing hidden devices in Windows 2000
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DM=SET DEVMGR_SHOW_NONPRESENT_DEVICES=1 & Devmgmt.msc