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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.

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  1. Topper said on March 28, 2008 at 10:29 pm
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    Must be regsvr32 /u PhoneBrowser.dll (M$ smartness – not to come from REGistry SeRVer ;))

    1. Kamoli said on September 18, 2012 at 7:14 am
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      I cant see my phone bookmake enter ur addres an so on pleas i want it back

  2. Rosetta said on March 29, 2008 at 11:34 am
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    Thank you!

  3. Roberto B. said on April 15, 2008 at 10:36 pm
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    It correctly removes Nokia Phone Browser from My Computer, but not from the folders tree…

  4. bogdan said on June 14, 2008 at 7:58 pm
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    it works, i freakin love you dude ! :) i was about to reinstall my windows coz that lame icon wouldn’t dissapear :(

  5. George Paul said on August 8, 2008 at 7:42 pm
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    Hive: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
    Key: SoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionExplorerMyComputerNameSpace
    delete the key for nokia/ sony under namespace

    1. Rajesh Suthar said on November 17, 2009 at 3:46 pm
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      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.

  6. arris said on August 14, 2008 at 9:15 pm
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    TY
    for windows vista 64 type
    “regsvr32 /u PhoneBrowser64.dll”
    works for me on Nokia PC Suite 7

    dam this F*cking icon

  7. p.teriss said on August 18, 2008 at 1:53 pm
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    tnx, worked like a charm. :)

  8. Ade said on August 19, 2008 at 10:01 am
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    Nice work!

    Worked perfectly – Nokia Suite 7 on Vista Home Premium

    You are a genius! Thanks.

  9. Amit said on September 30, 2008 at 4:15 pm
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    thankkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk youuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu veryyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy muchhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

  10. Antony said on October 26, 2008 at 6:57 am
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    Good solution George Paul, it work for me

  11. Simon said on November 5, 2008 at 8:44 pm
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    Great tip thanks

  12. lior said on November 22, 2008 at 2:24 am
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    thanks!!!!!!!!!

  13. JC said on December 22, 2008 at 5:29 am
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    Thanks!! Reg edit worked for me!!!

  14. Bartolomaeus said on January 23, 2009 at 2:27 pm
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    @ George Paul,
    you’re a genius!!! :-)
    Thank you!

  15. G said on February 1, 2009 at 8:23 am
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    regedit thingy worked. :)

  16. vu said on April 4, 2009 at 5:23 pm
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    thanks! i’ve been looking for this solution forever. gotta start the cmd window in admin mode, though.

  17. Stonie (DK) said on April 7, 2009 at 3:46 pm
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    Thank you!

  18. Topper said on April 7, 2009 at 5:17 pm
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    What about same case but with SonyEricsson PC Suit ?
    Will be posible ?

  19. sorr said on May 12, 2009 at 11:54 pm
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    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

  20. Rupin said on June 28, 2009 at 3:57 pm
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    WOW….tht is so cool……….hats off to u ,……….

  21. spugbrap said on July 2, 2009 at 5:55 pm
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    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!

  22. nokiaBasher said on August 12, 2009 at 3:18 pm
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    George Paul thanks Your method worked like a charm

  23. B said on September 9, 2009 at 11:21 pm
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    I have both my new and old Nokia phone listed. How to remove only one of the two?

  24. Anonymous said on September 30, 2009 at 11:15 pm
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    POFRIA DECIR COMO PARA VISTA

  25. PJ said on November 20, 2009 at 8:38 am
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    <3

  26. Sona said on February 6, 2010 at 8:31 am
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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>

  27. Cajun said on February 15, 2010 at 11:35 am
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    nothing working, nothing above i have vista

  28. Juris said on April 9, 2010 at 6:59 pm
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    Tnx!
    Perfect.
    Xp.

  29. ak said on November 3, 2010 at 9:51 am
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    WOW…. Thank You

  30. Daniel said on November 4, 2010 at 8:01 am
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    Dude, you are awesome! FINALLY… after two years of NOT having my Nokia, I get rid of the stupid icon.

    Thanks !!! :)

  31. arijit sen said on November 10, 2010 at 7:40 pm
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    Thanks George paul….Your Method is Perfect

  32. Vova said on July 10, 2011 at 8:50 pm
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    Thanks, work with pc suite 7. windows 7 64

  33. Uma said on August 5, 2011 at 12:18 pm
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    Plese let me know how to delete phone browser from My Computer

  34. Unemployed Bug said on August 24, 2011 at 7:33 pm
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    It has removed just restart the explorer. Try logging off and reloggin in.

  35. Paul B. said on May 1, 2012 at 12:08 am
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    Thank you, Martin and Aris. Be blessed.

  36. Aakash Jivani said on June 5, 2012 at 8:09 pm
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    CCleaner did it for me

  37. Sander said on September 7, 2012 at 4:44 pm
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    Thanks, also for the W7 64bits comments!

  38. Rohit said on November 12, 2013 at 1:51 pm
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    It worked perfectly, but how to get it back???

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