6 Best Ways to Fix Volume Icon Missing in Windows 10 (Free)

Issues that are basic yet can give real headaches at times such as Volume Icon Missing in Windows 10 and many more icon and taskbar issues can cause real hassle and slow you down while working. In this post, I will list the 6 best ways to Fix Volume Icon Missing in Windows 10, by which you can also try to fix other icon issues if there are any.

Volume Icon Missing in Windows 10

So, below are the methods to resolve the issue regarding Volume Icon Missing in Windows 10.

1. Restarting Windows Explorer

In this method, you will have to restart Windows Explorer which will basically reset every setting to default and eventually solves all the errors with the windows explorer and system icon options too.

windows explorer restart 1

Steps:

  1. Right-click on the taskbar and open task manager
  2. Or just use the shortcut “Ctrl+Alt+Delete” button and open the task manager
    (Make sure the “My PC” window or any window is opened otherwise the windows explorer won’t show)
  3. Now look for “Windows Explorer” right-click on it
  4. Now, restart it
  5. And you are done

This should have solved the issue and if not then head on for the next method.

2. Enabling Speakers from Icon Settings 

So there are times when the settings of the icon are adjusted or changed, you can try to bring back the Volume icon from the icon settings by enabling it.

turn system icons on or off volume

Steps:

  1. Click on the windows search bar
  2. Search for “Icon
  3. Click on “Turn System icons on or off
  4. Look for “Volume” 
  5. Check whether it is enabled or not
  6. Turn it “on” if it is turned “off” 

Make sure that the icons are enabled to be viewed on the taskbar from the taskbar settings. Follow the steps to enable or check whether it is enabled or not.

select which icon appears on the taskar volume

Steps:

  1. Click on the windows search bar
  2. Search for “Icon
  3. Click on “Select which icons appear on the taskbar
  4. Look for “Volume
  5. Check whether it is enabled or not
  6. Turn it “on” if it is turned “off” 
  7. And you are done

So, this method should most probably do the job, if not continue reading!

3. Enabling Speakers from Device Manager manually

device manager speakers 1

Sometimes there are issues or bugs in the driver’s software. So, this can be fixed by enabling or resetting the Speakers driver from the system. Following are the steps.

Steps:

  1. Click on the windows search bar
  2. Search for “Device manager” or open directly from the control panel
  3. Open Device manager
  4. Look for “Audio inputs and outputs
  5. Expand by clicking on it
  6. Look for the “Speakers (High Definition Audio Device)”
  7. Right-click on it
  8. Then, click on “Enable” if it was disabled
  9. After it is done
  10. Look for “Action” at the top side
  11. Then click on “Scan for hardware changes
  12. And done

Head for the next method if the driver is missing!

4. Installing Realtek drivers directly from the web manually

So, there will be some users who won’t find the speaker driver. So, in this situation, all you have to do is search for “download Realtek audio driver for windows 10” on Google or any search engine that you use. Then click on the appropriate link and you will be redirected to the driver file and you can install it and probably the issue will be solved.

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5. Installing Realtek Audio Driver automatically using Driver Booster app

So, in this method also you will have to update drivers but this time you will have to install a 3rd party app i.e. Driver Booster, which is one of the best apps to manage drivers software in the system. Hence, follow the below-mentioned steps to update drivers. 

Driver-Booster-Interface

Steps:

  1. Once you have downloaded and installed the tool
  2. Run it
  3. Now click on the “Scan” button
  4. Now it will begin the scanning process and will scan for all the outdated drivers in the system.
  5. Once the scanning is done, in the next window there will be a list that shows the number of drivers to be installed or updated.
  6. Now select all the “Sound” related driver and update or install the drivers
  7. Or just click on update all (make sure to have a good internet connection)
  8. And once the updating process is done 
  9. You are done

Hence, this should most probably do the job and solve the error issues.

6. Uninstalling Audio Drivers manually

Sometimes there are issues or bugs in the driver’s software. So, this can be fixed by uninstalling the Speakers driver from the system. Following are the steps.

device manager speakers

Steps:

  1. Click on the windows search bar
  2. Search for “Device manager” or open directly from the control panel
  3. Open Device manager
  4. Look for “Audio inputs and outputs
  5. Expand by clicking on it
  6. Look for the “Speakers (High Definition Audio Device)”
  7. Right-click on it
  8. Then, click on “Uninstall
  9. After it is done
  10. Look for “Action” at the top side
  11. Then click on “Scan for hardware changes”
  12. And done

FAQs

How do I get my volume icon back on Windows 10?

You can try restarting windows explorer or try adjusting some of the settings in the icon or taskbar options.

Why can’t I click on my volume icon?

This could happen when there is no volume icon or if it is bugged due to some driver issues.

How do I reinstall the default audio speakers?

You can refer to method number 3 i.e. resetting or reinstalling the drivers manually or just look for the Driver booster app to manage, install or update the drivers to reinstall the audio speakers.

Conclusion

These were the 5 best ways to Fix Volume Icon Missing In Windows 10. Hence, if you found this post to be useful then do share it with those who might find this useful too. 

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Shreyash Pradhan
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