Ever lost your volume icon? You go to change your volume by using the little icon that sits in the bottom right hand corner of your desktop (right next to your clock) and the icon was somehow missing? What are you supposed to do now?

If you’re using Windows Vista, then right-click on a blank area of your task bar and select “Properties“. Under system icons, make sure there’s a check next to “Volume“. Click OK and you’re done!


If you have XP, to get the icon back, go to Start, Control Panel and click on the Sounds, Speech and Audio Devices link. Next, click on Sounds and Audio Devices. A box will appear that has different tabs. Make sure the Volume tab is selected and under the Device volume section, make sure the box that says “Place volume control icon in the taskbar” is checked. Then when you want to change your volume, you can just click on that little icon and perfect your sound.

While in this screen, you can also change up your speaker volumes and experiment with your Sounds, Audio, Voice and Hardware settings.