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How to Get File Explorer Icon Back on Taskbar | Windows 8/8.1

"The File Explorer icon disappears from the taskbar on my Windows 8 computer. What can I do to get it back? Can anyone tell me the method asap? Many thanks in advance."

From the following screenshot, you can have a better understanding of the phenomenon described in the above question.

Moreover, with the aim of making the solution more widely known, this article will elaborate how to get File Explorer icon back on taskbar in Windows 8 or 8.1 computers.

Video guide on how to get File Explorer icon back on taskbar in Windows 8:

Steps to get File Explorer icon back on taskbar in Windows 8/8.1 computer:

Step 1: On the Start screen, right-tap an icon or any blank area, and choose All apps on the bottom right corner.

Step 2: Locate File Explorer in the Apps interface, and right-click it, as shown in the picture below.

Step 3: On the bottom line of the Apps interface, select Pin to taskbar on the left.

When you go to the traditional desktop, you will discover that the File Explorer icon is back on the taskbar. Please refer to the following screenshot.

Is this method amazing to you? Believe it or not, after putting the above method into practice, you will have a positive answer without doubt.

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