Windows 10 Taskbar Not Working: How to Fix It

Windows 10 Taskbar Not Working: How to Fix It

The Taskbar in Windows 10 version has received a number of cool features, but many Windows 10 users reported bugs and glitches. Windows 10 upgrade suffered some frustrating errors like Windows 10 taskbar not working, icons disappearing, unable to click anywhere from the taskbar.

If you are encountering a problematic taskbar or if it’s not functioning properly, you should not worry since it is solvable for Windows users. It cannot be fixed after restarting windows explorer, as it’s not the correct method. The bug affecting the taskbar subsists in a Windows 10 update, which can be fixed in later updates. But, you can use still try some of the following methods to solve the issue.

Method 1: Fix Corrupted Files

There is a number of software available on the web that can repair corrupted or missing files from your computer system. So, you can try to use one of that software before making changes with your own. Once you run a scan and fix, take a note in the taskbar. If the problem still persists, move on to the next method.

Method 2: Run a Command in PowerShell

The taskbar is a feature in Windows and whenever it causes a problem, a PowerShell command can be a good solution. PowerShell command lets you register your taskbar if it isn’t done yet. The entire folder related to the taskbar will be removed just be a command. this method has worked for most Windows users and you might not need to try another method after this.

Before running a PowerShell command, you should note to activate Windows Firewall. After the firewall is on, press and hold CTRL + ALT + DELETE buttons at once to open Security Options. From there, click on ‘Task Manager’ > ‘File’ and then ‘Run New Task’.

When you see a new dialogue box, type in ‘PowerShell’ then tick on the box next to the option: ‘Create this task with administrative privileges’ and hit OK.

You will get a command prompt with a dark blue background. Paste the following command and hit Enter:

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

If the command is successful, you don’t need to restart your PC. Just close PowerShell and then head to C:/Users/youraccount/AppData/Local/ and remove the folder ‘TileDataLayer’. This will instantly fix your issue.

Method 3: Shut down Tile Data model server

If you are not able to delete the aforementioned folder or just the PowerShell Command didn’t help, you should stop the ‘Tile Data model server’ service and then try to remove the folder again and it will be successfully deleted. Additionally, you can run the PowerShell Command again to check if the taskbar is fixed. Since the taskbar is one of the Windows 10 components, so fixing it depends on the effective use of PowerShell commands.

To close the ‘Tile Data model server’ service, just type services in the search bar and then choose ‘Services’ from the menu. You can see all the active and inactive services on your Windows computer. Look for ‘Tile Data model server’ service, right-click and ‘Stop’ the service.

Method 4: Stop the Local Security Authority Process

Finally, press and hold CTRL + ALT + DELETE buttons on the keyboard to open ‘Task Manager.’ From there, select ‘Process’ tab and then ‘Local Security Authority Process’. Click on the process and select ‘End Task’ on the bottom right corner of the task manager. In the confirmation window, tick on ‘Abandon unsaved data and shut down’ and choose Shut Down.

Doing so will delete the last remaining error in the taskbar. If none of these methods above worked for you then the only choice is to wait for the next Windows 10 update or to re-install Windows 10 on your computer.


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