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My volume icon on the task bar has disappeared, how do I get it back

Last night, I was looking to turn up the volume and when I went down to the icon, it had disappeared, I went into control panel (sound) and all looks normal there, nobody else touched the laptop so I dont understand where its gone. Please help.

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Open the TASK MANAGER, open the PROCESSES tab, highlight "explorer.exe", click on "end process", Open "file", "New Task", Type "explorer" without quotation marks. OR Control Panel, Sound, depending on your OS, You will find a box to show tray icon. If it is checked, uncheck, apply, then check, apply. The Task Manager will remove stored icons that fill the program, and restart the icons.

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Try this, it works for me, go to Control Panel open "Sounds & Audio Devices", uncheck "Place Vol. icon in the taskbar" and click on "OK".
Then re-open "Sounds & Audio Devices" again and add/re-check and click "OK" again.

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Follow this path:

Start >> All Programs >> Accessories >> Entertainment >> Volume Control

See if you get the Volume control or not. If you are able to get the Sound properly then you can create a Shortcut of Volume Control from the same path whihc i given...

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Please post what operating system you are using.

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