The issue of the Audio or Volume icons not being visible in the Taskbar in Windows 10 has been reported by a few users. Below are the steps for restoring the volume icon missing on your PC.
Volume Icon Missing From Taskbar in Windows 10
A virtual volume button accessible in the Taskbar of the Windows computer allows you to alter the volume of your sound when playing audio or video using your PC.
Sometimes, however, it happens that the Volume Icon goes missing from the Taskbar which makes it difficult to alter the volume while watching the Video or Movie on your computer.
Below are three ways to fix Missing Volume Icon in Windows 10.
1. Enable Volume Icon in Taskbar Using Settings
Make sure the option to display the Volume icon on the taskbar is activated in the personalization settings of your PC.
1. Open Settings on your computer , and then click Personalization.
2. On the Personalization screen, select Taskbar in the left pane. In the right-hand pane scroll down until you click the Turn the system icons off or on link.
3. On the next screen, ensure that the switch next to Volume is set to the ON.
Once you have completed this you can look at the lower right-hand part of your display. It should be possible to observe the Speaker-shaped Volume icon to its normal place in the taskbar of your computer.
2. Restart Windows Explorer
The issue with the volume icon not functioning, missing or appearing grayed out may also be caused by Windows Explorer service not working on your system.
1. Right-click on the Start button, then click to open Task Manager.
2. On the Task Manger screen, right-click Windows Explorer and click on the Restart option.
Once you have done this, you should observe the speaker icon within the Taskbar or within the system tray.
3. Restore Missing Volume Icon on Taskbar Using Registry Fix
If you’re not able to recreate that lost Volume Icon using above methods You may consider trying the Registry Fix which has helped to solve the issue in the case of many customers.
Notice: It is recommended to create a backup of your registry prior to making any changes to the registry files on your PC.
1. Right-click on the Start button and then click the Run button.
2. In Run Command window enter regedit, then click OK.
3. On Registry Editor screen, go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER > Programs Local Settings > Software Microsoft > Windows > TrayNotify > CurrentVersion.
4. In TrayNotify Folder Remove IconStreams as well as PastIconsStream entries clicking on them with the right mouse button and then clicking the Delete option.
5. Close the registry editor and restart your PC.
When the computer is restarted then, check the Taskbar and check whether you can see if the Volume Icon has reappeared on the Taskbar (Near the notification area).