Fix bthprops.cpl Errors

Sometimes Windows system displays error messages regarding corrupted or missing bthprops.cpl files. Situations like that can occur, for example, during a software installation process. Each software program requires certain resources, libraries, and source data to work properly. Corrupted or nonexistent bthprops.cpl file can therefore effect in failed execution of the started process.

bthprops.cpl file Bluetooth Control Panel Applet. The file was developed by for use with software. Here you will find detailed information about the file and instructions how to proceed in the event of bthprops.cpl related errors on your device. You can also download bthprops.cpl file compatible with Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows Vista, Windows XP devices which will (most probably) allow you to solve the problem.

For Windows Compatible with: Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows Vista, Windows XP

File info

General information
Filename bthprops.cpl
File extension CPL
Description Bluetooth Control Panel Applet
Program Microsoft® Windows® Operating System
Author Microsoft Corporation
MIME type application/octet-stream
File type Dynamic link library
System Windows NT 32-bit
Copyrights © Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
Character set Unicode
Language cod English (U.S.)

There are various types of errors related to bthprops.cpl file. bthprops.cpl file may be located in wrong file directory on your device, may not be present in the system, or may be infected with malicious software and therefore not work correctly. Below is a list of most common error messages related to bthprops.cpl file. If you encounter one listed below (or similar), please consider the following suggestions.

  • bthprops.cpl is corrupted
  • bthprops.cpl cannot be located
  • Runtime Error - bthprops.cpl
  • bthprops.cpl file error
  • bthprops.cpl file cannot be loaded. Module was not found
  • cannot register bthprops.cpl file:
  • bthprops.cpl file could not be loaded
  • bthprops.cpl file doesn't exist



Application could not be started because bthprops.cpl file is missing. Reinstall the application to solve the problem.


Problems related to bthprops.cpl can be addressed in various ways. Some methods are meant only for advanced users. If you don't have confidence in your skills, we suggest consulting a specialist. Fixing bthprops.cpl file errors should be approached with utmost caution for any mistakes can result in unstable or unproperly working system. If you have the necassary skills, please proceed.

bthprops.cpl file errors can be caused by various factors, so its is beneficial to try to fix them using various methods.

Step 1: Scan your computer for any malicious software

Virus Scan

Windows files are commonly attacked by malicious software that prevents them from working properly. First step in addressing problems with bthprops.cpl file or any other Windows system files should be scanning the system for malicious software using an antivirus tool.

If by any chance you don't have any antivirus software installed on your system yet, you should do it immediately. Unprotected system is not only a source of file errors, but, more importantly, makes your system vulnerable to many dangers. If you don't know which antivirus tool to choose, consult this Wikipedia article – comparison of antivirus software.

Step 2: Update your system and drivers.

Windows Update

Installing relevant Microsoft Windows patches and updates may solve your problems related to bthprops.cpl file. Use dedicated Windows tool to perform the update.

  1. Go to the Windows "Start" menu
  2. Type "Windows Update" in the search field
  3. Choose the appropriate software program (name may vary depending on your system version)
  4. Check if your system is up to date. If any unapplied updates are listed, install them immediately.
  5. After the update has been done,restart your computer in order to complete the process.

Beside updating the system, it is recommended that you install latest device drivers, as drivers can influence proper working of bthprops.cpl or other system files. In order to do so, go to your computer or device producer's website where you will find information regarding latest driver updates.

Step 3: Use System File Checker (SFC) tool

System File Checker

System File Checker is a Microsoft Windows tool. As the name suggests, the tool is used for identyfing and addressing system file related errors, including those related to bthprops.cpl file. After an error related to%fileextension% file has been discovered, the program attempts to automatically replace the bthprops.cpl file with properly working version. To use the tool:

  1. Go to the Windows "Start" menu
  2. Type "cmd" in the search field
  3. Locate "Command Prompt" result – don't run it yet:
  4. Click the right mouse button and select "Run as Administrator" option
  5. Type "sfc /scannow" in console prompt to start the program and follow the instructions

Step 4: Restoring Windows system

Windows Recovery

Another approach is to restore system to previous state, before the bthprops.cpl file error occured. In order to restore your system, follow the instructions below

  1. Go to the Windows "Start" menu
  2. Type "System Restore" in the search field
  3. Start the system restore tool – it's name may differ depending on version of the system
  4. The application will guide you through the process – read the messages carefully
  5. After the process has finished, restart your computer.

If all the above-mentioned methods failed and the bthprops.cpl file problem has not been resolved, proceed to the next step. Remember that the following steps are intended only for advanced users.

Download and replace bthprops.cpl file

The last solution is to manually download and replace bthprops.cpl file in appropriate folder on the disk. Select file version compatible with your operating system and click the "Download" button. Next, go to your web browser's "Downloaded" folder and copy the downloaded bthprops.cpl file.

Go to the folder where the file should be located and paste the downloaded file. Below is the list of bthprops.cpl file example directory paths.

  • Windows 10: C:\Windows\System32\
  • Windows 8.1: C:\Windows\System32\
  • Windows 8: 1: C:\Windows\System32\
  • Windows 7: C:\Windows\SysWOW64\
  • Windows 7: C:\Windows\SysWOW64\
  • Windows Vista: ---
  • Windows Vista: ---
  • Windows XP: ---

If the steps did not solve your bthprops.cpl file problem, you should consult a professional. A probability exists that the error(s) might be device-related and therefore should be resolved at the hardware level. A fresh operating system installation might be necessary – a faulty system installation process can result in data loss.

File versions list

Filename bthprops.cpl
System Windows 10
File size 220672 bytes
Date 2017-03-18
File details
MD5 5427d0f109c21a3085670d5ba43fffb5
SHA1 e9df486ed966b5ca0992801cf697d5cd9d9d2e3f
SHA256 3dc3aec2e893ccc96a9627d4d29963cc9fccb80c4daef892a047fb1c4d192807
CRC32 fe610d9a
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename bthprops.cpl
System Windows 8.1
File size 196608 bytes
Date 2014-11-21
File details
MD5 9e5cfbfb6b854124740ddedc4e4ef80e
SHA1 3eed2d6dd28e0577011d93afadac8ac1892ec384
SHA256 9512cf6c381bf86bfc1f098b6c3a5116285e10e2ec30c0a259c61c3c61840556
CRC32 dd611966
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename bthprops.cpl
System Windows 8
File size 189440 bytes
Date 2012-07-26
File details
MD5 f5553de4f69ae7c5c2ac570644041dcd
SHA1 a1ca38ab4a4e8bec2b850a029ce5d84581f8a7b3
SHA256 4a5d503618fa42e65ded7f9dbb04fb2b2681482b64c581f0fd3645f96a63cdb6
CRC32 0b58b79a
Example file location 1: C:\Windows\System32\
Filename bthprops.cpl
System Windows 7
File size 692736 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 e3d5e244807ad655787fcd25477cc1bc
SHA1 f954b06376208c3b21d17042b937e73cca8dca95
SHA256 8a378249c936914dbfedae310d6acb93d488c8f490ec4aab435861c413a5bb0f
CRC32 2e3bfe8d
Example file location C:\Windows\SysWOW64\
Filename bthprops.cpl
System Windows 7
File size 721408 bytes
Date 2010-11-21
File details
MD5 f7a256ec899c72b4ecdd2c02cb592efd
SHA1 d21672abb934ac8066fcf9a8a74e73ac74b85f55
SHA256 9c1aa9322e83cabb94aea4375eaeb0c44700e1f33b8be98649ba1df4ddfad326
CRC32 7d24799e
Example file location C:\Windows\SysWOW64\
Filename bthprops.cpl
System Windows Vista
File size 640512 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 c0abd66f31c0b84cd944802e6d3d02c2
SHA1 907001d7f7b75c372bbb74b4e1b174ee51dbc91e
SHA256 fcb7316fba1f37eaa0036ce6a075c55fbbcb58c4444b053963e540517e95d636
CRC32 06b8abef
Example file location ---
Filename bthprops.cpl
System Windows Vista
File size 668160 bytes
Date 2009-04-11
File details
MD5 dbc0b012a13c7738871d569005deb5d1
SHA1 5e880ae93ec83854916babc5044f49c836652932
SHA256 0a8eac95732d1f966dc869b977b8d730f3271ab3d4a24be628cbb5c4a83e63d4
CRC32 6aa9338f
Example file location ---
Filename bthprops.cpl
System Windows XP
File size 110592 bytes
Date 2008-04-14
File details
MD5 80aa4214c5bc0a355151bd115017313f
SHA1 682fd8597cc43628f329211b0abe42664de3e8ef
SHA256 e6104def0425c0a91312c2fe6375f7d572d7cc009adb165691f0309261689ffa
CRC32 3578ea6b
Example file location ---