How to recover lost/missing system tray icon?

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bickoo - Updated on Jun 8, 2017 at 05:34 AM
 guest - Sep 30, 2019 at 10:53 AM
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!

5 replies

  • 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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Great Info! Restarting the "Explorer.exe" process worked like a charm. I google many articles till I ran into this. Thanks again.
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Thank you geeks of internet land!! You guys rock! The explorer.exe worked perfectly!
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Thank you, K. It works like a charm. It works with Windows 7 too...
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Yeah removing items from the reg and restarting explorer.exe worked when nothing else would thx. :)
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Thanks K! Worked like a charm . . . thanks for the excellent tip!!
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