How to Download and Install FTDI Drivers on Windows 10 and 11

Updating drivers through device manager often does the trick

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  • FTDI is a company specializing in USB technology and as such has its own library of device drivers.
  • Without these drivers, their devices won’t work properly, but luckily downloading and installing them is easy to do.
  • This guide will show you how to download and install FTDI drivers.


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Many of us have that old computer that we just can’t put down because it contains important files. It’s possible to back up those old files and update them, but sometimes it’s tricky if it’s using an old RS-232 connector.

Fortunately, there are options and one of them is the company known as FTDI. This company provides the hardware and, for the purposes of this guide, the software needed to back up these older devices.

What is an FTDI driver?

FTDI stands for Future Technology Device International Limited and is a Scottish semiconductor device company specializing in USB technology. It develops and creates devices and cables that convert old communication standards, such as RS-232, into more modern USB signals.

The company provides a lot of legacy media for modern computers so that machines from the past don’t lose their files. To get this support, you will need to download a driver from the FTDI database.

This guide will show you how to download FTSI drivers on Windows 10 and Windows 11.

How to download and install FTDI drivers on Windows?

1. Update via device manager

  1. The first thing to do is the proven method of updating drivers via the Device Manager.
  2. In Windows 10, click the search bar and type Device Manager. Click on the first entry you see.
  3. Click on Ports in the Device Manager.
  4. You can also click Universal serial bus controllers at the bottom of the window if you have connected your FTDI device to the USB port.
  5. In any case, right-click on the device and select Update the driver.
  6. Click on Automatically search for drivers in the new window that appears.
  7. Your computer will automatically update the FTDI drivers.

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In Windows 11, the process is similar:

  1. bring it Device Manager on Windows 11.
  2. Click on the location where the FTDI drivers can be found.
  3. Right click on the device and select Update drivers.
  4. As before, your computer will automatically download and install the FTDI drivers. If they have already been downloaded, a window will appear to let you know.

2. Update via the official website of the manufacturer

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The manual FTDI driver download process is the same for Windows 10 and Windows 11.

  1. Start by going to FTDI Driver Download Center.
  2. Click the link shown in the image to download the FTDI driver installer for Windows.
  3. This file that you will download is a package that contains all the drivers for the FTDI VCP and D2XX drivers. If you don’t want to download drivers file by file, this method is highly recommended, especially if you have multiple FTDI devices.
  4. Navigate to the location of the downloaded file and double-click it to begin installation.
  5. Click on Extract in the installation wizard.
  6. Click on Next on the installation wizard.
  7. Follow the installation wizard instructions and click Finish.

3. Update automatically with a specialized tool

Sometimes the most reliable option for downloading and updating FTDI drivers is to use specialized software that scans, finds and updates all outdated drivers on your device. We prefer this solution because it is safer and faster than manually installing the drivers.

Most of the time, the generic hardware and device drivers of your PC are not properly updated by the system. There are key differences between a generic driver and a manufacturer driver.Finding the right driver version for each of your hardware components can get tedious. That’s why an automated wizard can help you find and update your system with the correct drivers every time, and we highly recommend DriverFix. Here’s how:

  1. Download and install DriverFix.
  2. Launch the software.
  3. Wait until all your faulty drivers are detected.
  4. DriverFix will now show you all the drivers that have problems, and you just need to select the ones you want to fix.
  5. Wait for the app to download and install the latest drivers.
  6. To restart your PC for the changes to take effect.


Keep your PC component drivers in perfect working order without putting your PC at risk.

Disclaimer: This program needs to be updated from the free version in order to perform some specific actions.

How to use FTDI drivers in Windows 10/11?

Once you have downloaded the FTDI drivers, you don’t have to do anything. The purpose of these drivers is to ensure that your FTDI device is working properly. In this case, you don’t have to do anything else.

If there is a problem with the device, we recommend that you uninstall the driver and reinstall it. That, and restart your computer.

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