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Here is how to fix Taskbar icons are missing in Windows 10 issue

In this article you will find out:

  • how to deal with this issue
  • how to protect your data

Are you ready? Let's read!

Reload the OS

To restore the toolbar in Windows 10, restart Windows.

It's easy to do even without the Start button. So, press the Windows key + X and select the "Shut down" option, then click "Restart" or "Shut down". After that, the “Windows 10 taskbar icon missing” problem should disappear.

Reload Explorer process

You can simply restart the Windows Explorer.exe process to restore the taskbar to Windows 10. To do this, press Ctrl + Alt + Delete, and in the Task Manager go to the Processes tab. Locate the Windows Explorer.exe process, right-click it and select Restart. Now the “Windows 10 taskbar icon missing” problem should be gone.

Adjust system preferences

Try changing some of them if the previous methods didn't work for you.

So, turn off the "Automatically hide the taskbar” as follows:

Press the Windows key + I and select the Personalize option. Next, click the taskbar on the left side of the window and disable the Automatically hide the taskbar in the desktop mode option.

Perhaps you have turned tablet mode on, then try turning it off.

To do this, open Settings, click, and select Tablet Mode on the left side of the window. Uncheck Optimize your system for tablet and touchscreen use. Here, turn off the Automatically hide the taskbar in tablet mode option, save your changes, and exit the application.

Next, check the display settings to restore the Windows 10 toolbar. So, press the Windows + P keys, in the new window, activate the "PC screen only" option, save the changes.

Make sure your data is safe!

If after correcting the error "taskbar icons not showing" you notice that your photos, pictures, music, videos, or documents have been lost, you should not immediately panic. It can happen to anyone. And If this happened to you and you haven't backed up your storage, you're in luck that you're reading this article! It is possible to recover this data, moreover, it is extremely easy to do if you use reliable software - DiskInternals Partition Recovery.

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