Icons disappearing/hiding in system tray –VDI or desktop

  • Delete both IconStreams and PastIconStream from registry entry.

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\TrayNotify

  • End process explorer.exe using task manager or with command taskkill /fi “imagename eq explorer.exe”
  • Run command Start>Run>explorer.exe

Look for icons in system tray.

reg entry to find user SID:-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList

Note: Take registry back-up before modifying registry entries, if something goes wrong settings can be reverted easily with backup.