How to Locate Drivers on a Computer

By Lucosi Fuller

Drivers are little programs that provide information that allows executable programs and a computer system's devices to run. For instance, songs will play in Windows Media Player, but without the driver that produce sound, you wouldn't be able to hear the songs. The drivers are located in the Windows System32 system folder.

Step 1

Click on "Computer" or "My Computer."

Step 2

Click on the hard drive, which is normally indicated as the (C:) drive and contains all of the operating system's components.

Step 3

Click on the "Windows" system folder. Provide administrative permission for system folders that contain important files. Just click "OK" to show the files, and if a password is required, provide the password.

Step 4

Click on the "System32" system folder.

Step 5

Click on the "Drivers" system folder. This folder contains all the drivers that are installed on your computer.