Windows 10: Some notification area icons go missing

  1.    02 Apr 2016 #1

    Some notification area icons go missing


    Just recently I've noticed that some of the icons in the notification area disappear.
    The come back after a reboot but then disappear again at a later stage.
    I've run the Reset Notification Area batch file from Brink's tutorial but the problem keeps recurring.
    I also experience occasional "Windows Explorer has a problem" failures.
    Are the two related?
    How can I fix this?
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  2. Posts : 4,767
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       02 Apr 2016 #2

    There are several Notification icons, which one(s) are you referring to ?

    If you are talking about icons such as Volume, Network, Clock etc, have a look at this tutorial.
    It is applicable to Windows 10.
    I used it several times to restore my Volume and Network icons. I still have their reg files on my desktop. They come in handy when the icons go missing again.

    http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...e-disable.html

    Use Option Two
    Pick the Download you need and then follow the steps from #11 to #15.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  3.    02 Apr 2016 #3

    davidhk said: View Post
    There are several Notification icons, which one(s) are you referring to ?

    If you are talking about icons such as Volume, Network, Clock etc, have a look at this tutorial.
    It is applicable to Windows 10.
    I used it several times to restore my Volume and Network icons. I still have their reg files on my desktop. They come in handy when the icons go missing again.

    http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...e-disable.html

    Use Option Two
    Pick the Download you need and then follow the steps from #11 to #15.
    The system icons are unaffected. The ones that disappear are those of other applications like Brother Scanner Control Centre, Malwarebytes, etc.

    As I mentioned, I have a suspicion that the cause lies with Windows Explorer.
    I have tried all the usual ploys like Scannow etc but I still get the occasional Windows Explorer failure and the disappearing icons.
    Perhaps a re-install or a reset/refresh is required.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  4. Posts : 4,767
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       02 Apr 2016 #4

    Sorry about that.
    Had I known what icons were missing in Notification area, I would not have posted that reply.

    Hopefully, the following is relevant to your situation :
    If you remember a date when the icons were NOT missing, do a system restore and pick that date or earlier as your restore point.
    System Restore Windows 10
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  5.    02 Apr 2016 #5

    davidhk said: View Post
    Sorry about that.
    Had I known what icons were missing in Notification area, I would not have posted that reply.

    Hopefully, the following is relevant to your situation :
    If you remember a date when the icons were NOT missing, do a system restore and pick that date or earlier as your restore point.
    System Restore Windows 10
    Thanks for trying to help.
    Ever since Windows 8 I have given up on system restore.
    However I do use other methods, but since a reboot resolves the problem (albeit only till the next recurrence) it's not worth the hassle of any kind of system restore.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


 

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