3 Ways to Fix Taskbar Disappeared On Windows 10

3 Ways to Fix Taskbar Disappeared On Windows 10

To help you solve the taskbar issues, you need to at first know why the apps or program icons are not showing from the taskbar on the desktop.

There are many reasons that result in the missing of taskbar:

1: The Taskbar may be set as Auto-hide.

2: the Explorer.exe could have been crashed.

3: The main display has changed which made taskbar invisible from sight.

If you have known the causes why taskbar disappeared from the desktop on Windows 10, now it is time for you to learn how to restore the taskbar to the bottom of the screen which is the original position of the taskbar.

This tutorial will teach you the solutions according to the reasons why the taskbar is not showing from the desktop.

Contents:

Solution 1: Unhide Taskbar from the desktop
Solution 2: Restart the Explorer.exe
Solution 3: Change Display

Solution 1: Unhide Taskbar from the desktop

There is sometime when you have chosen to auto-hide the taskbar accidentally, so in this way, you should first and foremost unhide it from the bottom of the desktop.

1: Search Control Panel in the search box and tap Enter to open it.

2: Find out Taskbar and Navigation in the Control Panel window.

You should choose to show the program icons in Small icons, so if you are unable to locate Taskbar and Navigation, you need to set at first.

taskbar and navigation in control panel

3: Shut down the Auto-hide option by scrolling to the left of the options box.

Thereafter, you can see the missing taskbar icons are showing on the bottom of the desktop.

Solution 2: Restart the Explorer.exe

Explorer.exe controls not only the taskbar but also the desktop, so once you found that your taskbar disappeared from the desktop, you can try to get it back by restarting the Explorer.exe.

1: Right-click the Start button and seek out Task Manager.

2: Enter Task Manager by clicking it.

task manager in start


3: Navigate to Windows Explorer and right-click it to Restart it.

restart windows explorer

There you may have resolved the issues that the taskbar cannot respond or is missing on the desktop. But considering that you may come across the problem again, you should try to clean the recycle bin and wait for a minute to take effect.

Solution 3: Change Display

If you have just changed the main display of the desktop, you may find the taskbar disappeared along with Start button. In this case, you need to change your display as soon as possible for the purpose of showing taskbar on the bottom of the desktop.

1: Press Win + P combination key to open the sidebar on the right side of the desktop.

2: Make sure you have chosen PC Screen only.

change display to pc screen only

It means that you have just changed the presentation display for your desktop, if the taskbar issue result from it, you now can see the missing icons are in the taskbar.

All in all, the methods showing above are proposed on the basis of the reasons for which the taskbar disappeared, therefore, you are able to choose a helpful way to restore the taskbar to the bottom of the desktop.

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