Mar 292008

For some reason you have disable the volume mixer from taskbar use the following procedure to restore this icon.

First you need to right click on Taskbar select properties

The Taskbar and Start Menu Properties window will show up on your screen. Here click on Notification Area tab. In the System icons section check the Volume box and click on OK.

Now The Volume Mixer icon will now show up in the notification area of your taskbar.

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  60 Responses to “How to Put the Volume Mixer icon back on your taskbar in Vista”

  1. hi
    your suggestions are really not workin on my PC

  2. I looked on several different websites and tried doing all the tasks they asked me to do, but nothing worked. So here’s how I found a solution. Click Start. Click on Control Panel. I selected the classic view. Click on Taskbar and Start Menu. Then select Notification Area at the top. There should be a list called System Icons, and below are four options: Clock, Volume, Network, and Power. Click the box for Volume so there is a check mark; then click Apply and then OK. Problem Solved.

    –> But here’s where I had a problem. The box for volume was shaded gray and I was unable to check the box. All you need to do is restart your computer, re-do the steps above, and the Icon will show up back on your Taskbar.

    Hope this helps!

  3. Brilliant!!!! I was having the same problem and tried your easy to understand instructions and it worked like a dream:)

    Thanks so much!!

  4. THANKS SO MUCH…. resetting explorer.exe totally worked !!! thanks again

  5. Find the comment from “Toto” if your volume check-box is greyed out. It worked for me! thanks TOTO!

  6. thanks, i followed the processed it work…My vol is back..

  7. And if its gray, as Toto said
    U go to taskmanager (either from Ctrl+Alt+Del / Ctrl+Shift+Esc or by right clicking on task bar)
    you kill explorer.exe (desktop should stop display) and then click on file–> Run (new task) type there explorer.exe

  8. Toto you are the best. I followed your steps and that it my icons are back thank you very much

  9. thanks so much toto…i loveeeeee yyyooouuuuu:)

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