How To Fix Taskbar Not Showing Windows 11

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Microsoft's newest operating system, Windows 11, has a slick, contemporary user interface and many upgrades. However, it could occasionally experience problems like the taskbar not appearing, just like any other piece of software. Easy access to crucial functions and programs is made possible by the taskbar, a crucial component. Do not worry if you encounter the annoying issue of the taskbar not appearing in Windows 11. In this article, we'll look at four practical solutions that will help you fix the problem and get the taskbar working again.

Start Windows Explorer again

  1. Click the taskbar with the right mouse button or hit "Ctrl + Shift + Esc" to launch the Task Manager.
  2. In the list of active processes, find "Windows Explorer".
  3. From the context menu, right-click "Windows Explorer" and choose "Restart".

Examine the Taskbar Settings

  • Click the taskbar with the right mouse button and choose "Taskbar Settings."
  • Ensure that "Automatically hide the taskbar in desktop mode" is unchecked in the Taskbar settings panel.
  • Make sure the "Use small taskbar buttons" option is deactivated as well.
  • Lastly, click the "Taskbar behaviors" menu item and select "Show taskbar on all displays."

Update graphics drivers 

  1. Pick "Device Manager" from the menu by pressing "Win + X".
  2. Expand the "Display adapters" area in the Device Manager window.
  3. The next step is to right-click on your graphics card and choose "Update driver."
  4. Select "Search automatically for updated driver software" and adhere to the prompts on the screen.

Create a new user account 

  • To access the Windows Settings, press "Win + I" 
  • Click on "Accounts" and then choose "Family & other users."
  • Select "Add account" under "Other users."
  • Click "Sign in without a Microsoft account" (unless you wish to sign in using a Microsoft account), and then follow the on-screen instructions to create a new local user account.
  • Check to see if the taskbar shows by restarting your computer and logging in with the newly established user account.


Although a missing taskbar might be a frustrating problem, it can generally be fixed using simple procedures. In this blog post, we discussed four practical fixes for Windows 11's taskbar not appearing. You can regain the taskbar's visibility and go on using your computer effectively by restarting Windows Explorer, verifying the taskbar's settings, updating graphics drivers, or setting up a new user account. Keep this tutorial handy for quick and easy remedies if you run into this issue again in the future.

Remember that a smooth computing experience depends on having an updated operating system and drivers. To prevent potential problems, frequently check for Windows updates and keep your graphics card drivers up to date. The goal of this post is to help you fix the taskbar issue and ensure a smooth Windows 11 experience.

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