Windows 10: File Explorer icon disappears from Taskbar

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  1.    10 Aug 2015 #11

    Thanks for the information.

    For what it's worth, I've found another way to restore the File Explorer icon to the Taskbar: click on "Show hidden icons."
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  2.    01 Dec 2015 #12

    Two things. 1. I do not have the Show Hidden Icons option in "Properties". 2. In my case the "missing" icons appear to be hidden behind the "Search" and "Task View" icons, as switching to "Use Small Taskbar Buttons" gives a normal sized icon for "Search" and reveals all the missing icons. Shame about my cataracts.
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  3.    01 Dec 2015 #13

    Just a general observation but, on most PC's, it does not seem necessary to even show the Search Box or Icon. With the search box hidden, clicking on Start and typing automatically mounts the query box above the taskbar.
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  4.    01 Dec 2015 #14


    Thanks. A much better workround. Now I have full size icons again.
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  5.    25 Jul 2016 #15

    I know this is really old but I figured it out, hide both task view and Cortana/Search. Stops the icons from hiding completely.
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