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Restore My Bluetooth Places Link

July 19th, 2008

I was unable to open or explore My Bluetooth Places for a while. Every time when I try to do so, I get the following error:

The path '::{6af09ec9-b429-11d4-a1fb-0090960218cb}' does not exist or is not a directory.

A forum thread at Tech Support Guy was very helpful. If you are facing the same problem, all you have to do is to add the following key to registry:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Desktop\NameSpace\{6af09ec9-b429-11d4-a1fb-0090960218cb}

Set the value as 'My Bluetooth Places', without the quotes. I am able to explore my bluetooth devices again.

I believe the key could have been removed by certain cleanup programs which are supposed to be doing good to your system but this is certainly a false negative.

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5 Responses


rayn says:

thanks. it worked! :)


Bilal says:

Thank you so much this worked great!


James says:

Thanks it works!


kevin says:

hey!?! why didn’t you say this was xp only???


Julio Montiel Silva says:

Would like to add that if the Bluetooth My Places Icon in My PC doesn’t work at all, it’s due to the registry wrong entry on: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\MyComputer\NameSpace. You’ve got to do the same procedure to rename that entry with the {6af09ec9-b429-11d4-a1fb-0090960218cb} and then the icon is going to work 100% again.