How to fix Windows 10 taskbar not working

There are times when you face issues with even User interface components of Windows. Certainly such issues disturb the overall experience using Windows. The basic issue that you may encounter is Taskbar not working or it freezes, randomly stops or becomes unresponsive then you will be able to learn how to resolve these issues through this article.
Faulty Explorer addons
Booting your PC in a Clean Boot State is something you can try. Once booted it try to find offender through multiple attempts. You may get successful locating a particular File Explorer addon that is intervening with the efficient working of explorer.exe. Once you come across such addon just remove or disable it.
Restart Windows Explorer
This is yet another easy method to fix the taskbar not working issue in windows 10. This solution works well if the taskbar issue is not complicated. This method works really well and you don’t need to mess up with any settings. All you need to do is.
• Use your keyboard to use the following key combination- Windows key + R and start Run prompt. Now type in taskmgr.exe and press enter which will open the Task Manager.
• On the Task Manager screen go the Processes tab and search for- Windows Explorer.
• Select- Windows Explorer and then click the button- Restart which is located at the right corner in the bottom.
• This will stop the process of Windows Explorer and then restart it after some time.
Re-register the Taskbar
In case the problem re-appears then you can try out this method to resolve the problem with the help of Windows Powershell. Powershell is generally a command line effective tool that configures the system settings and regulates Windows functions.
• Firstly, set up a system restore point and just follow the following steps to utilize Windows Powershell for resolving the issues related to taskbar.
• Use your keyboard and press- Windows key and then simply type – powershell in the box. Right click on – Desktop app- Windows Powershell and choose – Run as administrator. Hit Yes that appears in UAC window.
• Now paste the command given below in the Powershell Window and press enter.
Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register “$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml”}

• After the command gets executed properly, switch to the directory seen in Explorer. Here your name is actually your Account Username. Remember you need to enable the view of hidden items in your Explorer. C:/Users/name/AppData/Local/

• Scroll down to find the folder name- TileDataLayer. Delete the folder.

You can try out the above methods to resolve the taskbar issues. You never know which method works for you depending on the issue that you are facing with the taskbar.

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