Remove a bluetooth (or other) device from My Computer

After establishing a bluetooth connection with another device from your computer the other device will propably stay in the Devices section of My Computer even after the connection is cancelled.


To remove that device follow these steps:

Open the control panel and head to View devices and printers under Hardware and Sound:


You will be presented with all the devices that are connected to your machine: printers, hard drives, input devices etc. Find the one that you want to remove, right-click it and remove it:


16 thoughts on “Remove a bluetooth (or other) device from My Computer”

  1. i can not remove my bluetooth connected devices in my pc when i open my computer i get displayed on the screen can you suggest me how to remove my devices

  2. It shows removed device failed
    The other solution is go to device manager (type devmgmt in start menu searh)
    then disable the device.
    Then go to show bluetooth device, and click on ” – ” sign and then remove device.
    Thats all now your device get removed from pc.

    • Exactly. Cannot delete what I can’t find, yet I also cannot re-add. bluetooth flat out doesn’t work for me. tried pairing cell phone, bluetooth speakers, it acts like it paired, but I don’t see any of the devices that supposedly paired, but they don’t work, and I can’t see them in device manager, not in devices and printers. I de-paired from my cell then tried re-pairing, but it can’t, recommending to delete my cell, but I can’t delete what I can’t see. I tried deleting bluetooth (intel), downloaded latest from hp site, then re-install, but it doesn’t work. Tried deleting all the Other devices/unknown, but they only come right back as unknown devices after reboot (drivers unable to update, say (after driver update they are bluetooth (personal area networking is one of them, but no driver). Nothing that says it’s my cell phone, nothing that says it’s a bluetooth speaker that supposedly paired.

      • Not working. the device is not respond (faded icon) and my whole bluetooth is not working. cant connect to anything

  3. Well I learned the hard way that if I want to remove permanently remove obsolete phones it needs to be done in the Devices and printers windows. Before that I was removing it in the Hardware manager under the Bluetooth section but they just keep coming back, it made no sense to me. You also need to have the bluetooth enabled when you are trying to remove the unwanted bluetooth device.


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