Windows 10 taskbar icons gone? Here's a simple solution

Windows 10 taskbar icons suddenly gone missing? Quick launch icons disappear and reappear upon reboot? Here's a simple solution that you can try to solve your problem.

Steps

1. Right-click on the taskbar and then click on Task Manager.

Or use the following methods to open Task Manager:

2. In the Processes tab, you scroll down to Windows Explorer.

Find the Windows Explorer process in the Windows Task Manager

Note: If you don't see the Processes tab, then you will have to click on More details located in the bottom left of the Task Manager window.

Show more details in Windows Task Manager

3. Right-click on Windows Explorer and then click on Restart.

Restart the Windows Explorer process in Windows 10

You can also select Windows Explorer and then click on the Restart button at the bottom right of the Task Manager window.

Restart the Windows Explorer process in Windows 10

References:

Microsoft Forum: Windows 10 taskbar icons gone? - Answer from VanKnowles

BleepingComputer: Windows 10 quick launch icons disappear upon reboot