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How to Reset and Clear Taskbar Toolbars in Windows 10


Windows includes a special application desktop toolbar called the taskbar that shows on the bottom of a display screen by default. The taskbar allows you to find, see, open, and switch between your apps. You can also see the date and time, system icons, and items running in the background on the notification area. You can make the taskbar look how you want, manage your calendar, pin your favorite apps to it, change the size, change location on screen, and specify how taskbar buttons group together when you have more than one window open.

You can also add toolbars to the taskbar. The default toolbars include Address, Links, Desktop, and any new toolbars (custom) added by the user or an application.

If you have more than one extended display connected to your PC, then toolbars will only show on the taskbar on your main display by default.

The taskbar toolbars you add for your account are saved in the registry key location below.

The downloadable .bat file below will delete this Desktop key and restart explorer to reset and remove all your taskbar toolbars automatically.

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Streams\Desktop

This tutorial will show you how to reset and clear all toolbars from the taskbar for your account in Windows 10.

This can be handy if you are unable to remove a toolbar normally, or just want to quickly remove all toolbars at once.



Here's How:

1. Click/tap on the Download button below to download the .bat file below.

Reset_and_Clear_Taskbar_Toolbars.bat

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2. Save the .bat file to your desktop.

3. Unblock the .bat file.

4. Run the .bat file.

5. You will now notice a command prompt quickly open and close, and then your desktop quickly flash as explorer is restarted to apply.


That's it,
Shawn