Windows 8 and 8.1 Forums


My Bluetooth Places in "This PC" (My Computer)

  1. #1


    Posts : 5
    Windows 8.1

    My Bluetooth Places in "This PC" (My Computer)


    I Upgraded to windows 8.1 and I had those annoying folders which i removed with a registry hack but now there are icons of bluetooth devices and I cant remove them.
    Anyone have any solutions to this problem?

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2


    Posts : 2,191
    Windows 8.1


    I had those annoying folders which i removed with a registry hack
    Sounds like your registry hack may have given you more than expected. So I hope you backed up those changes so you can restore the original entries to see if that fixes your icon issue. Once done, then you can start over and try an alternate method to get rid of those "annoying folders." Good luck.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3


    Posts : 5
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by my2cents View Post
    I had those annoying folders which i removed with a registry hack
    Sounds like your registry hack may have given you more than expected. So I hope you backed up those changes so you can restore the original entries to see if that fixes your icon issue. Once done, then you can start over and try an alternate method to get rid of those "annoying folders." Good luck.
    Actually those folders were there even before the registry hack. So........
    And even after restoring the registry, I have the same icons there.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #4


    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
    Posts : 3,908
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    Do you actually HAVE Bluetooth Devices connected to your system?

    Can you take a screenshot? I take it this new "boon" is not in Windows 8?
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  5. #5


    Posts : 5
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by XweAponX View Post
    Do you actually HAVE Bluetooth Devices connected to your system?

    Can you take a screenshot? I take it this new "boon" is not in Windows 8?

    Yeah This new "boon" is not in Windows 8 as I had connected a phone and another laptop when I had 8 and These icons showed up in 8.1.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  6. #6


    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
    Posts : 3,908
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    So, they are left over from when you had the phone connected in 8?

    How if you connected the phone while in 8.1 and then removed it, see if they go away.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  7. #7


    Posts : 5
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by XweAponX View Post
    So, they are left over from when you had the phone connected in 8?

    How if you connected the phone while in 8.1 and then removed it, see if they go away.
    I'll try that XweaponX. Thanks to all of you for your fast replies.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  8. #8


    Posts : 5
    Windows 8.1


    That worked XweaponX. I just repaired the devices and then told windows to remove them. Thanks a lot!!!
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  9. #9


    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
    Posts : 3,908
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    Yah, its basically the same as Windows 7, I connected my iPhone to a client's computer who had BT, It was actually pretty cool, but it made a kind of permanent connection. AND it had copied my entire contacts list!

    I couldn't leave that in the system, that's how I knew about this.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

My Bluetooth Places in "This PC" (My Computer)
Related Threads
Hi all, So I'm kind of stuck.. I currently have the problem where I am in an endless cycle of "loading files" -> "Windows Boot Manager" (see: How To Boot Into Safe Mode On Windows 8 (The Easy Way)). I have tried to load all of the options -- and none successfully load. I also end up at...
I recently installed Windows 8.1. I didn't like all the folders under Computer so I registry tweaked it to remove all the libraries folders. However, later on, I accidentally dragged the Downloads folder from Favorites onto the Computer tab and now there's a Download folder listed under Computer...
I been having issues with my Ativ Tab 3 so I shipped it back to Samsung to fix it. Before I shipped it, It always played the sound that indicated that a bluetooth device was connected. After receiving it, I noticed it had fresh copy of Windows 8 pro on it with drivers, etc. So I updated it to 8.1...
Hi Hopefully a simple one but unable to figure out a default setting. Simply for the home desktop and want to share with other kit on the home network. When I boot up it appears I have to always tweak the settings : 1) Control Panel > System > Change settings > Network ID and select...
I am using a Lenovo Miix 8 tablet running Windows 8.1. I would like to add the ability to share files via Bluetooth, using the Windows 8 metro "share button" when you swipe from the right. Currently my options include: taking a screenshot and a number of other programs (which added themselves...
During the Customer Preview (CP for short) I ran Windows 8 in a Virtual Machine on a Windows 7 system. When the preview was over I simply deleted the image of the Win8 system. Now that I have Windows 8 Pro, I've joined my Homegroup and now the CP install I had been running on the homegroup as...
i download the Windows8-ReleasePreview-64bit-English.iso from this link Windows 8 Release Preview ISO formats and burn it to dvd with CloneCD program in 4x speed and boot pc from dvd and installation start when i click in install now after it give this error ...
Eight Forums Android App Eight Forums IOS App Follow us on Facebook