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Windows 7: Remove device showing in MyComputer

03 Sep 2010   #1
Kika

Windows 7 x64
 
 
Remove device showing in MyComputer

How do I remove the phone bluetooth icon from Computer > Other? I used to use TweakUI for that on XP but it does not work on 7. Any other program I could use for that? All help is welcome!




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03 Sep 2010   #2
Dinesh

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

Go to disk management and remove its drive letter.
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03 Sep 2010   #3
Kika

Windows 7 x64
 
 

It's a mobile phone bluetooth connection, it does not have drive letter nor it is showing at device manager
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03 Sep 2010   #4
Dinesh

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

I m using Nokia OVI suite hence there is a nokia phone browser folder which I can remove only by uninstalling the OVI suite. I guess yours is the similar one.

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03 Sep 2010   #5
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kika View Post
It's a mobile phone bluetooth connection, it does not have drive letter nor it is showing at device manager
I do not know the answer but I know what I would try.

1. Control Panel | type Blue in the search box | select Devices and Printers
now see if you can delete the entry from there.

2. Another approach, WIN | type DEVMGMT.MSC | Enter

Locate your bluetooth device there. Rt-click on entry and select Uninstall.
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03 Sep 2010   #6
Kika

Windows 7 x64
 
 

I don't want to remove my device, I am using the bluetooth on it. Just want to hide the icon as I use alot the other icon, network connections, and it takes too long to reach it at middle of bluetooth icons -the screenshot is just example and does not show all my 7 bluetooth icons there. I am using all my bluetooth devices, so uninstall is not an option.
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03 Sep 2010   #7
Kika

Windows 7 x64
 
 

SOLVED. I found the entries for icons in registry under HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID Deleting them removed icons from MyComputer
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03 Sep 2010   #8
Dinesh

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

Thank you for posting the solution. Glad to know you fixed it.
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03 Sep 2010   #9
Kika

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Np Looks alot cleaner now. Can't say exact entries for icons as every device has different one, but just need to use search by device name inside that key and will find. I personally prefer having only entries there that I really use
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