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How can I reinstall the Speaker icon?

Posted on 2014-10-07
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Until recently the Speaker icon was present on the task bar.  
Now it disappeared.
How can I reinstall it?
OS is Windows 8.1
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Question by:DinuA
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by:CDSFIX
ID: 40365460
Hello,

Have you tried the below method?

*Right click on or near time clock in notification area and select Properties.

properties Make sure Volume icon is set ‘On’ if it were off, make it on to show volume icon.*
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by:DinuA
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Thanks for your prompt reply.
On System icons on or of  the icon Volume is off and cannot be changed.
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CDSFIX earned 1000 total points
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OK can you possibly Open up task manager and end all processes named "explorer.exe" (this will rid of your taskbar etc but do not worry). Then go to File > Run new task and type in "explorer.exe" this should restore the volume icon.

If there's an issue restart your machine.

Let me know.
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by:DinuA
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It worked!  Thank you very much.
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by:McKnife
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Wow, you mean, you never restarted your pc after the problem arose?
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