How to Fix Volume Icon Missing in Windows 7?

The volume icon is the most important icon in the Windows taskbar. Especially it should appear when we are using a laptop. The volume icon uses to control sounds on the Windows computer. So losing the volume icon, it must be a problem for you. Then how can we restore the volume icon to the taskbar? There are two very simple methods available to fix the volume icon missing windows 7 error.

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There are two ways you can enable the volume icon on the Windows computer.

  • Change the notification area settings.
  • Restart explorer.

Both of these methods are pretty darn good. Try method 1 and If it is unsuccessful, go to step 2.

Method 1 – Change The Notification Area Settings

  • Right-click on the taskbar and click properties.
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  • When the taskbar menu is open, click on the “Customize” button in the notification area. (you will see all the icons currently showing in your taskbar)
  • Now find the volume icon and click on the “Show icon”.
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  • Finally, click OK to activate it.

Method 2 – Restart Explorer

  • Right-click on the taskbar and select the “Start Task Manager“.
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  • Once the taskbar manager opens, you will see a few tabs on the task manager window. You need to open the “Processes tab“.
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  • Then find “Explorer.exe” in the list and click on it once you found.
  • Then click on the “End process button” in the task manager window.
  • Now restart your computer to restore the volume icon again.

Why is the volume icon missing on your Windows computer?

It usually happens when you restart Windows 7 computer. It’s not your computer fault, it is a windows 7 bug. After following the above methods, you can totally restore your volume icon to the taskbar.


I hope you fix the volume icon missing in windows 7 using these methods. It’s very simple methods that you can fix the error in 5min. So if this article helped you, please make sure to share it with your friends.

Sajith Herath is a Software quality analyst for Mobile and Computer applications. He is the founder of Bigfact-Review. He has written about technology for nearly a decade and He has lots of experience in tech field.