How to Fix Logitech Unifying Receiver Not Detected on PC

The Logitech Unifying Receiver is a great way to use multiple input devices like mice, trackballs, and keyboards on your PC. The Unifying Receiver makes interacting with multiple input devices in different settings easy. However, it isn’t very pleasant when you plug in the Receiver, and the Logitech Unifying Receiver says Not Detected.

In this article, Logitechsoftwarecenter will explain how to fix the problem and how to keep the Logitech Unifying Receiver drivers updated.


Why Doesn’t Logitech Unifying Receiver Work?

  1. Download and install Windows Update, which has a bug that causes problems with the Logitech Unifying Receiver.
  2. Driver or software is damaged.
  3. Connection error.

How to Download Logitech Unifying Software on Windows 11 and 10

Logitech unifying receiver software is the prime mover for all the devices you connect. When the Receiver is connected, it usually automatically installs the drivers. However, some devices require you to download drivers manually.

However, before we get into the details, let’s see how to download and install the Logitech unifying software on your Windows PC.

For new users:

If you’ve just purchased a Logitech Unifying Receiver and you want to use it in your Logitech mouse, trackball, or keyboard, all you have to do is:

  • Plug the Logitech Unifying Receiver into your PC and disconnect all other input device receivers.
  • Launch the utility wizard, which you can find on your PC.
  • Follow the prompts to add the device to the unifying utility software.
  • After the installation software is complete, you are ready to use it.
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These are the basic steps to set up the software and your Logitech Unifying Receiver. That means when the Logitech Unifying Receiver is plugged in, and automatically installs the drivers too!

For the already installed software:

If you are a Logitech Unifying Receiver user who is having problems with the software or drivers on the device, follow these steps below:

  • Visit here, and find the latest version of the Logitech Unifying Receiver software.
  • Download, set up, and install the software according to your computer version.

If the problem is software limited, this will resolve the issue for you. However, the “Logitech Unifying Receiver not detected” error may still appear due to a malfunctioning driver on your PC.

To fix this, you must download and update the driver for the Unifying Receiver system.

Fix Logitech Unifying Receiver Not Detected

When receiver drivers are not properly installed or updated, Unifying Receiver not detected is the most common error you may encounter. To fix the Unifying Receiver not detecting an error on Windows 11 or 10, follow this method:

Method 1: Copy Driver Files From Another PC

If the problem appears only on the PC you are using, you should try to solve the problem by getting the driver files from the PC where the Receiver works fine. Yes, copying files will help, provided you have admin rights on your PC. Here’s how you can do it!

  • On the PC where you want to use the Receiver, open it in Windows Explorer – C:\Windows\inf\i
  •  You will find two files named USB.inf and USB.PNF


  • Copy and paste these files on your PC, where Logitech Unifying Receiver is undetected. Make sure you paste the files to the same destination as mentioned above.
  • If you get a message to replace the file, choose to overwrite the old file.
  • Restart your PC after completing all steps and reconnecting the unifying Receiver.
  • Check whether the Receiver is working or not. In most cases, the Receiver will work fine.
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Method 2: Run Unifying Recipient as Administrator Using Device Manager

For this method, you need admin rights. You need to be logged in as an admin to solve other people’s problems. Disable the current input device drivers you have installed, download and run the Logitech Unifying Receiver software as an admin and let it install the necessary drivers.

Here are the steps you should follow:

  • On your PC, press Windows + X to bring up the quick access menu.
  • Click Device Manager to open the device manager wizard.
  • In the wizard, double-click Human Interface Device, find the connected device > right click > Disable.
  • If you cannot find the connected device under Interface Devices > double, click Mouse and other pointing devices > select HID compatible mouse > right click Disable.


  • Download and install Logitech Unifying Receiver Software.
  • Once installed, right-click the shortcut and run as administrator.
  • It will allow the software to install necessary drivers and detect receivers as soon as you install them.

You can try this basic method if the Receiver is not working. However, updating the drivers is the best way to deal with the error. Check out the next technique to learn how to fix a receiver that is guaranteed not to be detected.


If the techniques described above don’t work, you may have a hardware problem. Ensure you contact the Logitech support official website to list your problem. Remember to leave your comments on what worked best for you in the comments section below.

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