How to remove Nokia Phone Browser icon from My Computer

Q: I have the latest version of Nokia PC Suite installed, and have been trying to remove the Nokia Phone Browser icon from My Computer. So far have been unsuccessful. Do you know how to remove the icon? I’m using Windows XP SP2.

A: Yes. You may use one of these two methods to remove the Nokia Phone Browser icon from My Computer.

Method 1 – Using TweakUI PowerToy



If you have TweakUI PowerToy for Windows XP installed, start TweakUI and click the My Computer option in TweakUI. Uncheck Nokia Phone Browser entry and click OK.

Method 2 – Using the Registry Editor

  1. Launch the Registry Editor (regedit.exe)
  2. Navigate to the following branch:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\MyComputer\NameSpace
  3. Right-click on the subkey {416651E4-9C3C-11D9-8BDE-F66BAD1E3F3A} and choose Delete
  4. Click Yes when asked for confirmation.
  5. Exit the Registry Editor.

Nokia Phone Browser entry should no longer exist when you open My Computer. You can still access the Phone Browser feature by launching the Nokia PC Suite application.


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Ramesh Srinivasan is passionate about Microsoft technologies and he has been a consecutive ten-time recipient of the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional award in the Windows Shell/Desktop Experience category, from 2003 to 2012. He loves to troubleshoot and write about Windows. Ramesh founded Winhelponline.com in 2005.

7 thoughts on “How to remove Nokia Phone Browser icon from My Computer”

  1. oh god, you, sir, are a lifesaver.
    that bloody nokia P.O.S. had me tearing my hair off in rage.

    SHUT UP AND TAKE MY MONEY!!!!

    tested on windows 7 32 bit ultimate edition.
    date : 12 dec 2012 (lol, 12/12/12)

    keep it up!!

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