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Windows 10 taskbar doesn't work: how to fix it

Windows 10 taskbar doesn't work: how to fix it

With the advent of Windows 10, the taskbar received some rather interesting features, but it also contained its share of bugs and problems. Windows 10 upgrade has been the topic of frustrating errors like malfunctioning Windows 10 taskbar, missing icons, being unable to click anywhere in the taskbar, etc.

If you are facing a problematic taskbar or it is not working as it should, don't worry as it can be resolved by most users. Of course, this will not be resolved after restarting Windows Explorer, this is not the correct method. The bug that corrupts the taskbar exists in a Windows 10 update, which would be fixed in later updates. However, you can use some of the following methods to solve these problems yourself.

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Method 1: Correct corrupted files

There are many software applications available on the web that scan and repair corrupt or missing system files. It is recommended to use one of these software before attempting to make changes with your own hands. After performing an analysis and correction, note the changes in the task bar. If the problem persists, go to the next method.

Method 2: Execution of an order in PowerShell

The taskbar is a Windows component. Whenever a Windows component poses a problem, it can be corrected using a PowerShell command. The PowerShell command allows you to save your taskbar if you have not already done so. This involves deleting the entire folder linked to the taskbar. For most users, this method has worked and you probably won't try another method afterwards.

Before starting to execute a PowerShell command, it should be noted that the Windows firewall is active. After activating the firewall, press simultaneously CTRL + ALT + DELETE to open the security options. Click on 'Task manager', 'File' then on 'Run a new task'.

In a new dialog, type 'PowerShell' then check the box next to "Create this task with administrator privileges" and click OK.

This will bring you a command prompt with a dark blue background. Type or copy and paste the following command and press Enter:

Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Sign "($ _. InstallLocation) AppXManifest.xml"}

Once the order is successful, there is no need to restart your PC. Just close PowerShell and access C: / Users /Your account/ AppData / Local / (o Your account is the name of your Microsoft account) and delete the folder named; 'TileDataLayer. This should instantly solve your problem.

Method 3: Stop the Tile Data model server

If, by chance, you are unable to delete the above-mentioned folder or simply that the PowerShell command does not work, stop the service named 'Mosaic Data Model Server' and try again to delete the folder. The folder will be deleted successfully. In addition, you can re-execute the PowerShell command to ensure that the taskbar is corrected. Again, the taskbar is one of the main components of Windows 10. Therefore, its repair depends on the efficient use of PowerShell.

To stop the 'Tile data model server' service, type services in the search bar or on the desktop and select "Services" from the context menu. This will show you all the active and inactive services on your system. Find the 'Mosaic Data Model Server' service and right-click 'Stop' the service.

Method 4: Stop the local security authority process

the end press CTRL + ALT + DELETE on the keyboard to open the Task Manager and locate the Process of the local security authority under the Processes tab. Click on the process, then on "Finish the task" at the bottom right of the task manager. In the following confirmation window, check the box 'Abandon unsaved and stained data' and click on Stop.

This should remove the last remaining error from the taskbar. If one of these methods doesn't work, your only choice is to wait for the next Windows 10 update.