How to recover lost/missing system tray icon? [Solved/Closed]

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Hello,pals!
here's the situation, after having installed nero 8, when I restarted my system, I found some of my system tray icons had gone missing. I dont know what went wrong coz the installation had been successful & its been running fine. is there anyone who can help me get my icons back Pleeeeeeeeeeez!
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approved by Jean-François Pillou on Nov 28, 2018
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  • 1. Back up the Registry by creating a restore point.
  • 2. Go to Start > Run (or Windows-key + R), type in
    regedit
    and hit OK.
  • 3. Navigate to the key
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\TrayNotify
    .
  • 4. Delete the values named
    IconStreams
    and
    PastIconsStream
    .
  • 5. Open up the Task Manager (Ctrl + Shift + Esc), go to the Processes tab, select explorer.exe and click End Process.
  • 6. Open the Applications tab and click New Task at the bottom-right of the window.
  • 7. In the message box that pops up type in explorer.exe and hit OK.
  • 8. Explorer.exe will reload, and the missing icons should now be back in the system-tray where they belong.
  • 9. Then if the volume bar isn't there, go to taskbar properties (where the volume was gray) and simply tick the box.


This should work, did for me!

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Thank you Kristen!
Even eight years after, it is still very useful :-)
Thanks a lot, Kristen!
Thank you, Kristen. This tip is still useful in late 2017. I have used it on Windows 7 three or four times in the last few months.
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This worked for me in 2018 on Windows 7! Thank you so much!
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Restarting Explorer worked for me... Open a DOS box and issue the following commands:

taskkill /f /im explorer.exe
explorer.exe
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Use the microsoft fixit prog:


http://support.microsoft.com/kb/945011

Just run it and restart your computer.
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I guess I have an easy way to bring back the nod32 icon in the system tray. Simply open your task manager, find 'egui.exe', kill the process, then start it again - for instance running 'egui.exe' from the eset nod32 installation folder.
perfect,works fine
T.Q. soooooooooo much
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I had this problem, too. After trying so many of the different (and even somewhat complex) solutions to no avail, I found my solution and it was so simple.
When I would right-click on the taskbar and click 'properties', the volume and system icons were greyed out so I couldn't click on them. To fix this, I simply right-clicked in the taskbar area, and unclicked 'lock taskbar'. Then, I was able to go to 'properties' and the volume and system icons were no longer grey so I could click on them.
I'm not sure why they disappeared in the first place, but hopefully this will also work for some of you.