You might have come across a situation where the Volume control button is missing from the taskbar. You may see the volume icon is greyed out and you can’t open it. In this article, we will explain you, how to fix Volume Icon Missing From Taskbar in Windows 10 with three simple solutions.
Volume Icon Missing From Taskbar In Windows 10: Solution 1: Via Setting
let us first try to bring back the volume button by toggling some options in Settings. Follow the steps below.
1. Click on the Windows icon and open Settings.
2. Go to System.
3. Click on Notifications & actions. Then on the right side, click on Turn system icon on or off.
4. Toggle the button next to Volume to turn it on.
Volume Icon Missing From Taskbar In Windows 10: Solution 2: By Restarting Explorer
1. Right-click anywhere on the taskbar. Open Task Manager.
2. Click on explorer.exe and click on End Task below.
3. Then click on File followed by Run new task.
4. In the Create new task window that opens up, type explorer.exe and click OK.
Quick Tip: If Explorer crashes frequently and you’ve to restart it then you can create a shortcut and keep. This can be handy. For this:
1. Open a notepad file and type the following command in it:
@echo off taskill /f /im explorer.exe start explorer.exe
2. Click on File followed by Save As.
3. Choose Save as type as All Files and then save the file with the extension .bat.
This will create an icon on the desktop. Click on it every time you want to restart explorer.
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Volume Icon Missing From Taskbar In Windows 10: Solution 3: Via Group Policy Editor
1. Click Win+R to launch Run. Type gpedit.msc in the given field. Click OK.
2. Expand Administrative Templates under User Configuration. Then Click on Start Menu and Taskbar. From the list on the right side, Go to Remove the volume control icon and click on it.
3. Check that the setting is Not Configured or Disabled. Click OK.
Any of these adjustments should ideally bring back the volume control icon back to normal functioning. If not, no worries, we can help! Just create a FREE support with us and our technical experts will help you to resolve it within 24 hours.
Source: Microsoft Community