There are six easy ways to restore the volume icon to the Windows 10 system tray.
The volume icon is one of the items that appears on the system tray of your taskbar. This symbol makes it easy for you to check the volume of your PC. You can easily adjust the volume by tapping the icon or clicking on it with a mouse or touchpad.
The problem with this icon is that sometimes it just suddenly disappears from the system tray. Let's show you how to bring it back in case it goes away.
1. Check whether the volume icon is hidden or not
To fix this problem, first of all, check whether the volume icon is hidden or not. There is a high chance that this icon will disappear along with some icons on your system tray.
To confirm whether it is hidden or not, press the up arrow on the far right of the system tray. When you find the volume icon, drag and drop it back to the system tray.
2. Enable the volume icon using the system tray settings
The missing volume icon may be disabled in the system tray settings. In this case, you can fix the problem by configuring your system tray settings as follows:
Right click on the empty area in the system tray and select Taskbar settings.
In the next window scroll down and press the Select which icons appear in the system tray Possibility.
Find the volume icon setting and turn on his key.
3. Restart or reinstall the sound drivers
Corrupted sound drivers can cause this problem. If so, you can restart or reinstall these drivers to restore the missing volume icon.
Here's how you can restart your sound drivers:
Press the Windows Key + X and choose Device manager from the menu options.
Double click on that Sound, video and game controllers Possibility to expand it.
Right click on the Sound driver and choose Deactivate device.
Finally, right click on the Sound driver and choose Activate device. Restart your PC when you are done.
If the problem persists, try reinstalling the sound drivers instead. Here's how you can do this:
Open that Device manager and the Sound driver as in the previous steps.
Right click on the Sound driver and choose Uninstall device.
Navigate to the action Tab and select Scan for hardware changes.
Restart your PC. This should automatically reinstall the sound drivers.
4. Restart Windows Explorer
Restarting Windows File Explorer can be an easy way to restore the missing volume icon. Here's how you can do this:
Right click on the empty area of your Taskbar and choose Task manager.
By doing Processes Tab, scroll down and find the Windows Explorer Process.
Right click on Windows Explorer and press Start anew.
5. Restore the volume icon using the Local Group Policy Editor
Using the Local Group Policy Editor can also help restore the missing volume icon. To get started you need to do the following:
Press the Windows Key + R to open the Run Command dialog box.
Art gpedit.msc and press Enter the open Local group policy editor.
In the left sidebar, navigate to User Configuration> Administrative Templates.
Double click on that Start menu and taskbar Possibility.
Then double-click the Remove the volume control icon Possibility.
In the next window select either Deactivated or Not configured from the options displayed. From there, press Apply, Press OKand restart your PC.
6. Restore the volume icon with the registry editor
Another way to get your missing volume icon back is to use Registry Editor. To do this, you can follow the steps below:
Press the Windows Key + R, Art Regedit, and press Enter.
In the registry editor, navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER> SOFTWARE> Microsoft> Windows> CurrentVersion> Policies> Explorer.
Double click on that Hide SCAVolume Entry in the right pane.
Change its value to 0 (Zero), then press OK.
If the HideSCAVolume key is not available, create it by following the steps below:
Navigate to the Researcher Keys in Registry Editor as described in previous steps.
Right click on the right side panel and select New> DWORD (32-bit) value.
Rename the new key to Hide SCAVolume.
Double click this button, change its value to 0, then press OK.
Simply adjust the volume of your PC in the system tray
With the volume icon you can easily adjust the volume of your PC. If it suddenly disappears from your system tray, you should be able to get it back using the tips we provided.
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