Remove Nokia Phone Browser from My Computer
Installing the Nokia PC Suite on your computer has the side effect that a Nokia Phone Browser system folder is added to My Computer. I rarely connect my Nokia N73 phone to my computer and have never used the icon to interact with it which lead to the question how I can remove that Nokia entry under My Computer as it is more of an annoyance than something that I really need listed there.
I did not want to uninstall the Nokia PC Suite because I do need it from time to time. The Nokia Phone Browser entry in My Computer is connected to the PhoneBrowser.dll and all that has to be done is to unregister the dll in windows to remove the entry in My Computer.
Open the command line by pressing Windows R, typing cmd and hitting enter. Now navigate to the folder where the Nokia PC Suite is installed. In my case it was C:\Program Files\Nokia\Nokia PC Suite 6 so I did type "cd C:\Program Files\Nokia\Nokia PC Suite 6".
The command to unregister the PhoneBrowser.dll and remove the Nokia Phone Browser entry is "regsvr32 /u PhoneBrowser.dll". Refresh the My Computer window to see the change which should be visible immediately.
Update: Depending on the operating system that you use, you may need to open an elevated command prompt instead. On Windows 7 and earlier, click on Start, then All Programs > Accessories and locate Command Prompt there. Right-click the entry in the menu and select the run as administrator option.
On Windows 8, press the Windows key to open the start screen if it is not open already. enter cmd, right-click the result and select the run as administrator option as well.
Run the command just like described above and you should be able to remove the dll from the system.Advertisement
Must be regsvr32 /u PhoneBrowser.dll (M$ smartness – not to come from REGistry SeRVer ;))
I cant see my phone bookmake enter ur addres an so on pleas i want it back
It correctly removes Nokia Phone Browser from My Computer, but not from the folders tree…
it works, i freakin love you dude ! :) i was about to reinstall my windows coz that lame icon wouldn’t dissapear :(
delete the key for nokia/ sony under namespace
Thank George Paul,
I followed your instructions for removing unwanted icon of nokia phone browser in my computer folder.
i wish to contact with you.
for windows vista 64 type
â€œregsvr32 /u PhoneBrowser64.dllâ€
works for me on Nokia PC Suite 7
dam this F*cking icon
tnx, worked like a charm. :)
Worked perfectly – Nokia Suite 7 on Vista Home Premium
You are a genius! Thanks.
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Good solution George Paul, it work for me
Great tip thanks
Thanks!! Reg edit worked for me!!!
@ George Paul,
you’re a genius!!! :-)
regedit thingy worked. :)
thanks! i’ve been looking for this solution forever. gotta start the cmd window in admin mode, though.
What about same case but with SonyEricsson PC Suit ?
Will be posible ?
how can it work on windows 7 with PC suite version 7
it gives me error
” the module phonebrowser.dll was loaded but the call to DllUnregisterServer failed with error code 0x8000ffff
WOW….tht is so cool……….hats off to u ,……….
Thank you for this post, Martin, but unfortunately the solution you provided did not work for me. I already uninstalled the Nokia PC Suite a long time ago, so I no longer have a PhoneBrowser.dll on my HD.
However, one of the commenters, George Paul, provided a solution that involved removing a Registry key, and that worked like a charm! Thanks, George!
George Paul thanks Your method worked like a charm
I have both my new and old Nokia phone listed. How to remove only one of the two?
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Thanks.. Perfect. Works with Windows 7 64Bit as well.
C:\>cd Program Files (x86)
C:\Program Files (x86)>cd nokia
C:\Program Files (x86)\Nokia>cd nokia PC suite 7
C:\Program Files (x86)\Nokia\Nokia PC Suite 7>regsvr32 /u PhoneBrowser.dll
C:\Program Files (x86)\Nokia\Nokia PC Suite 7>regsvr32 /u PhoneBrowser64.dll
C:\Program Files (x86)\Nokia\Nokia PC Suite 7>
nothing working, nothing above i have vista
WOWâ€¦. Thank You
Dude, you are awesome! FINALLY… after two years of NOT having my Nokia, I get rid of the stupid icon.
Thanks !!! :)
Thanks George paul….Your Method is Perfect
Thanks, work with pc suite 7. windows 7 64
Plese let me know how to delete phone browser from My Computer
It has removed just restart the explorer. Try logging off and reloggin in.
Thank you, Martin and Aris. Be blessed.
CCleaner did it for me
Thanks, also for the W7 64bits comments!
It worked perfectly, but how to get it back???