Fix: Volume Icon Missing In Windows 10/8.1/8/7

In this tutorial, learn how to fix Volume icon missing from Windows 10/8.1/8/7.
In Windows 10, system icons are quite helpful for day to day usage. Volume icon is one of those system icons, which allows you to configure the audio level of the system on the go.

When you want to raise the volume of a video to make it audible, you see that the volume icon is missing from the taskbar of your Windows 10 computer. The issue appears when the behavior of system icon selection setting is greyed out. If you’re also getting this problem, try below mentioned fixes to resolve it.

How To Fix Volume Icon Missing From Windows 10, 8 or 7

Method 1. Changed settings Via Settings App

Step 1. Press Windows Key + I on the keyboard to access Settings.
Step 2. In the Settings app, go to Personalization > Taskbar.
Step 3. Under Taskbar, click Turn system icons on or off link.
Step 4. Now under Turn system icons on or Off, locate the Volume option and make sure it is turned On.

It should immediately recover the Volume or Sound Icon on your Windows Taskbar.

Method 2. Restore The Missing Volume Icon Via Registry

Step 1. Press Windows Key + R then type regedit in Run dialog box to open Registry Editor. Click OK.
Step 2. In the left pane of Registry Editor window, go to following registry key:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies

Step 3. In the right pane of Explorer registry key, locate HideSCAVolume entry, double-click on it, and then set the Value data to 0 and click OK. Or you can also directly delete this registry DWORD as well.
Step 4. You can close Registry Editor and restart your computer to make changes effective.

After restarting your computer, your volume icon will no longer be missing.

VIDEO TUTORIAL: How to recover the Volume or Sound Icon to your Windows Taskbar

Method 3. Enable The Missing Volume Icon Via Group Policy

This way is applicable to only Enterprise and Pro editions of Windows 10.
Step 1. Press Windows Key + R then put gpedit.msc in run dialog box. Click OK to open Local Group Policy Editor.
Step 2. In the Group Policy Editor, go to:
User Configuration > Administrative Templates > Start menu and Taskbar
Step 3. In the right-side, find the policy named Remove the volume control icon and right-click on it and select Edit.
Remove the volume control icon

Step 4. Tick Disabled option and then click Apply > OK

Enable The Missing Volume Icon Via Group Policy


Step 5. Reboot your computer.

Hope something helps you.

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