On some occasions, after successfully installating upgrades of Windows operating-systems, some of the Systems Tray Icons can go missing. Losing the set Systems Tray Icons can be annoying and diffcult for users who are used to working with these particular Icons. The good news is that the auto-deleted icons of the Systems Tray can be easily recovered in the OS. It only takes a few simple formatting steps to recover the lost Systems Tray icons in Windows. The user should be able to do so by going to Start, then clicking on Run. The article below takes you through the remaining steps.
How to recover lost/missing system tray icons?
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 don't know what went wrong because the installation was successful and it has been running fine. Is there anyone who can help me get my icons back?
Please follow these instructions:
- 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_USERSoftwareCla ssesLocal SettingsSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersion TrayNotify.
- 4. Delete the values IconStreams and PastIconsStream.
- 5. Open up 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 - it did for me!
Thanks to kristen
for this tip on the forum.
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