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Volume icon on the Taskbar disappeared. How do I get it back?

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#1 llee1000


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Posted 03 September 2015 - 11:42 AM

On my Windows 8 laptop, the volume icon disappeared from the Taskbar and I couldn't get find a way to get it back. 


I tried going into system icons and trying to enable the volume icon from there, but it was grayed out and I couldn't select it




Next I tried searching online and I came across a guide here:




I deleted the IconStreams and PastIconStreams and went into my Task Manager. There was no explorer.exe in the processes, so I don't what to do now.


What else can I try to get my volume icon back?

Edited by hamluis, 03 September 2015 - 12:50 PM.
Moved from Audio/Video Software to Win 8 - Hamluis.

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#2 dc3


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Posted 04 September 2015 - 08:24 AM

Open the Control Panel.


Type system icons in the Search control panel box in the upper right portion of the screen.


Make sure the Volume is On.

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