How Do I Find My Video Camera on My Computer?

Are you having trouble finding your video camera on your computer? Don’t worry, it’s a common problem that many people face. In this tutorial, we’ll guide you through the steps to find your video camera on your computer.

Step 1: Check if the Video Camera is Connected

The first step is to ensure that your video camera is properly connected to your computer. Check if the cables are securely plugged in and if the camera is turned on.

Step 2: Open Device Manager

Once you have confirmed that the video camera is connected, open the Device Manager on your computer. You can do this by pressing the Windows key + X and then selecting “Device Manager” from the menu.

Windows 10:

Method 1:

Click on Start and type “Device Manager” in the search bar. Select “Device Manager” from the results.

Method 2:

Press Windows Key + X and select Device Manager from the list.

Windows 8:

Method 1:

Swipe in from the right edge of the screen, tap Search (or if you’re using a mouse, point to the upper-right corner of the screen, move the mouse pointer down, and then click Search), enter Device Manager in the search box, and then tap or click Device Manager.

Method 2:

In Desktop mode, press Windows key + X and select Device Manager from list.

Windows 7:

Method 1:

Select Start then right-click Computer and choose Properties. In System Properties window select Hardware tab and click Device Manager.

Method 2:

Click on Start and then select Control Panel.

In the Control Panel window, select System and Security. Under System and Security, select Device Manager.

Step 3: Locate the Video Camera

In the Device Manager window, look for the “Imaging Devices” category. Expand it by clicking on the arrow next to it. Here, you should see your video camera listed.

Step 4: Check if the Camera is Enabled

If you can’t find your video camera in the Imaging Devices section, check if it’s disabled. Look for a category called “Other Devices” or “Unknown Devices”. If you find your camera listed here, right-click on it and select “Enable”.

Step 5: Update the Drivers

If you still can’t find your video camera in either of these sections or if it’s not working properly, try updating its drivers. Right-click on the camera in Device Manager and select “Update Driver Software”. Follow the prompts to complete the update.

  • If you have a CD that came with your camera, insert it into your computer’s CD drive and follow the instructions to install any necessary drivers.
  • If you don’t have a CD or if there are no available updates for your camera, visit the manufacturer’s website to download and install any necessary drivers manually.


Following these steps should help you find your video camera on your computer. If none of these steps work or if you’re still having trouble with your camera, contact technical support for further assistance.