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Volume Icon Missing From Taskbar In Windows 10 (Fixed)

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.

setting in windows 10


2. Go to System.

system in windows 10



3. Click on Notifications & actions. Then on the right side, click on Turn system icon on or off.

Notifications & actions setting in windows 10



4. Toggle the button next to Volume to turn it on.

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.

open task manager in windows 10


2. Click on explorer.exe and click on End Task below.


task manager in windows 10


3. Then click on File followed by Run new task.


open a new task in windows 10


4. In the Create new task window that opens up, type explorer.exe and click OK.

open explorer.exe in windows 10


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.





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.

open gpedit.msc in windows 10


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.


fix volume icon problem in windows 10


3. Check that the setting is Not Configured or Disabled. Click OK.


Volume Icon Missing From Taskbar


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.


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Source: Microsoft Community 

jingyansu choudhury

jingyansu choudhury

Hello World, I am the Founder And CEO Of Techyuga. I am working on building Techyuga to become India's No.1 end-to-end repair hub for all kinds of devices.

  1. awesome.

    Thanks alot for your help, buddy. my volume problem is now fixed. thanks alot.

  2. Damn good. thanks man. I was frustrated searching for the solution to this issue.

  3. Its great . actually i was finding this every where and i reached the destination now @techyuga . Thanks

  4. finally, I got the solution. From last few weeks i was facing the same problem ..

  5. thanks a lot , methodv2 solved my problem. But it is a pity that after everybupdate from Microsoft ,
    various problems crop up .Is this their genius.?
    Today my lap top took exactlt 3hrs 20 minutes to restart after update from MS
    Compared to this Windown XP and Ultimate were far superior Os’ than windows 10.

  6. It still truned off it want let me trun it on for some reason any other suggestions it like it there but want let me trun it on

  7. thanks…. it works…:)

  8. Thanks – clear instructions which worked! Out of interest, the volume icon has disappeared from the desktop twice now – each time after the system has just installed new Microsoft updates, so something in these must be de-activating it each time!

  9. I’ve tried all of these options but it hasn’t resolved the issue is there anything else possible to try to fix it

  10. Thanks…My VOLUME ICON was MISSING FROM TASKBAR IN WINDOWS 10 ……but solution 2 helped me…and now i have my volume button on my taskbar……Thank you….Your work is really great and appreciable…

  11. I’m trying to find a way to have the volume icon left in the tray as well as put a shortcut on the desktop. That way I have a quick fix until I can use a different method.

  12. Wow! It Worked! Thanks!

  13. My volume control is missing in Windows 10. Tried Settings, System, Notifications and Actions, Turn System on or off, but then the volume is greyed out and I cannot turn it on. How do I change that? Thanks ever so much.

  14. My icon is there, but it won’t toggle on. It is in a permanent muted state. Any suggestions?

  15. Thereis nob volume toggle. The page is completely different

  16. Thanks alot this article help me.

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