FIX: Settings icon missing from Windows 10 Start menu (Solved)

Last updated on June 7th, 2017

One of the most useful icons on Windows 10 Start image menu is the Settings image icon. On some occasions (e.g. after a Windows Update or an invalid configuration) the Settings icon isn't displayed when you click at the Start button (Settings icon is missing). 

Settings icon missing issue on Windows 10 (FIX)


In this tutorial I 'll show to you on how to re-enable the Settings icon on the Start menu and resolve the missing Settings icon issue on Windows 10.

How to fix the Settings icon Missing issue on Windows 10.

Method 1. Enable Settings icon on Start Menu.

1. At Cortana's search box, type: settings

2. Click on Settings on the results


fix Settings icon missing Windows 10


3. Select Personalization.

Missed Settings icon Windows 10


4. At Personalization settings, select Start at the left pane and then click on Choose which folders appear on Start at the right.

Disable Settings icon Windows 10


5. Drag the Settings switch to ON and you 're done! *

* Note: If the switch is grayed out (displayed) then continue to Method-2.

Enable Settings icon Windows 10



Method 2. Pin Settings to Taskbar or Start Menu.

1. At Cortana's search box, type: settings

2. Then right click on Settings at the results and select Pin to taskbar or Pin to Start (menu).

Settings icon Windows 10


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