How to restore the volume icon?

Evgeny Fogov
Evgeny Fogov
May 5, 2015
How to restore the volume icon?

It is known that the Windows operating system has many flaws. One of them is changing the interface without the user's knowledge. This is not about global change at all, but rather about details. For example, a common problem is the disappearance of the volume icon. Consider this problem in more detail and answer how to restore the volume icon.

Basic ways to restore the volume icon

Usually the volume icon is located in the tray. But if you are not satisfied with this location, then you can click on the arrow button in the lower right corner and then select the "Configure" link.

  • Now you need to pay attention to the section "Behavior" in the new window, there you can select the line "Show icon and notifications". Make sure the volume is turned on, then click the OK button.
  • You can use another way. Go through the "Start" menu in the control panel, select "Notification Area Icons".In the volume option, select "Show icon" and "Notifications", tap Ok.

Use Microsoft Assistant

If you have lost the volume icon and you do not know what to do - do not despair. After all, Microsoft produces many utilities for fixing problems. These include a special utility called.

Run this utility and accept all conditions. Then click "Next." The assistant should automatically adjust the settings so that the icon appears on the taskbar in the right corner.

Registry changes

This method is quite time consuming. But it does help return the volume icon. You need to go to the "Start" menu and select "Run."

  1. Then enter the command and go to the registry editor, go to the following path:
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER \ Software \ Classes \ LocalSettings \ Software \ Microsoft \ Windows \ CurrentVersion \ TrayNotify.
  2. Then find the line IconStreams on the right side of the window. Remove it by right-clicking.
  3. Remove post PasticonsStream.
  4. Now you need to call the Task Manager by pressing crtl + alt + delete. After that you will be taken to the dispatcher window where you need to find the process explorer.exe. This explorer must be closed by clicking "End Process". Now in the Task Manager, select "File" and assign a new task, type explorer.exe and press enter.

This way you can turn on the volume icon in Windows and continue successfully.