How To Fix Windows 10 Taskbar Not Working Problems

Is your Windows 10 taskbar not working? Ever since the new Windows OS launched, people keep on getting different issues with Windows 10 taskbar. Even though Microsoft has released timely update, those who don’t update their systems may still have the issue.

Does your Windows 10 taskbar not work? Don’t worry! I have got a few tips to make it work like on a functional system.

Recommended Read: Awesome Windows 10 Tips and Tricks.

Fix Windows 10 Taskbar Not Working Issue

Without further ado, let’s get into the core of this article. I have divided this section into different methods. You can follow each and stop when the taskbar becomes functional.

Method 1: Use CMD to Fix Un-clickable Taskbar

Can’t you click on your taskbar? If you see every icon on it and can’t click on anything, the following fix will work out.

Step 1: Right-click on the start button and search for “cmd”. Now right click and run it as Administrator.

Open command prompt in windows 10 pc

Step 2: Now you will see the command prompt window. As Windows 10 CMD supports copy-paste, you don’t have to worry. Just copy the command given below and paste into the CMD interface. Then, hit Enter. There you go!

Get-AppxPackage | Remove-AppxPackage
Get-AppxProvisionedPackage -Online | Remove-AppxProvisionedPackage –online

Use CMD to Fix Un-clickable Windows 10 Taskbar

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Method 2: Fixing Taskbar with Missing Icons

Is any icon missing from your taskbar? Then, you should repopulate it with the help of command prompt.

In order to launch the command prompt with admin privileges, you should follow the first step in the previous section. Then enter the following command into the interface. Yeah, copy-pasting works.

DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth

What if both the methods don’t work out in your case? Well, you can move on to the third one.

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Method 3: Fix Taskbar Autohide Problem By Restarting Windows Explorer

As we all know, the taskbar is a part of Windows Explorer. If you get issues with auto-hide feature of taskbar or anything similar, you can restart Windows Explorer to get over the issue.

So, how to restart Windows Explorer aka WE?

Step 1: We have to open Task Manager first. It can directly be opened by pressing Ctrl+ Shift+ Esc.

Step 2: Most probably, you will be on the Process tab (the first one). In case you are not, you need to navigate to the Process.

Step 3: There you can see Windows Explorer with a folder icon to the right. Right-click on it and choose Restart.

Restarting Windows Explorer

That’s it! Most of the minor issues with the taskbar will get solved after following this.

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Method 4: Reregistering the Taskbar

We can use Windows Powershell fix taskbar issues by reregistering the taskbar. Before you dive into reregistering, I recommend you create a system restore point, just incase something goes wrong you should be able to get everything back to previous settings.

Start following the step by step guide below.

Step 1: We have to launch the Powershell. Hit Win-key and search for powershell. Right-click on the first one that pops and go with Run as administrator.

opening powershell in windows 10

Step 2: You have to enter a command into the Powershell interface. Just like you did with CMD, it is possible to copy-paste here as well.

Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register “$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml”}

windows 10 powershell administrator

Step 3: When the command is successfully executed, you need to open the File Explorer and enter the following path into the addressbar.

C:/Users/name/AppData/Local/

Step 4: Delete the folder named TileDataLayer. That’s it.

Also Read: How to Turn On/Off Tablet Mode in Windows 10 Manually.

  • Reference 1: http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/5-steps-fix-windows-10-taskbar-issues/
  • Reference 2: http://www.thewindowsclub.com/taskbar-not-working-in-windows-10

Wrapping Up

You have got four different methods to fix Windows 10 taskbar not working issue.

Don’t forget to jot your issues down into the comment section if you have any.

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  1. I cannot even right click the start button. Any tips on what I can do? I also can not open Action Center, Edge says class not registered, and Norton will not run scans. Thanks!

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