Windows 10: A fix for the disappearing Taskbar

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  1.    06 Jun 2017 #11

    Are you using a third party program to get a Windows 7 like start menu? Or something similar to organise the start menu? Or a third party taskbar modifying program to a quick launch or similar?
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  2.    06 Jun 2017 #12

    No nothing unusual

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  3.    06 Jun 2017 #13

    In which folder might this be. Opening the registry with regedit, I have HKEY_Classes,
    HKEY_current user,
    HKEY_local_machine, HKEY_Users, and HKEY_Current_Config.

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  4.    06 Jun 2017 #14

    I've corrected that- sorry:
    2. Check for this entry
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon
    -the value of Shell should be “Explorer.exe”. If it is not, then change it, or else if you don’t have that value name, create it. After that, restart.

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  5.    06 Jun 2017 #15

    I had Shell and it was explorer.exe
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  6.    06 Jun 2017 #16

    Do you have the same problem
    a. in Safe Mode
    b. after a clean boot?
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  7.    07 Jun 2017 #17

    I don't recall making any changes, but it appears to be working again. This morning it started fine, and I've restarted several times to see if it working. Each time I had a taskbar. Thank you for your help.Pete
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  8.    07 Jun 2017 #18

    I've noticed this shortcut for setting new task bar. So now we can get a new within two licks. First right click the opened application and click the "Pin to taskbar". Get there. I'm using Windows 10 pro edition, 1607 version.
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