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    W10-64 Taskbar returns to default height

    The taskbar on my Dell laptop ... I unlock it, and using the mouse, raise its height a peg, then I lock it again. Each time I restart, it goes back to its default height. Any help with this is appreciated in advance.
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    Re: W10-64 Taskbar returns to default height

    Thank you. Gave it a try .. did not see anything in it relative to my problem, but ... since first restart, the problem seems to be fixed. I ran the portable installation of v 5.3.0.7 of 7tt_setup_beta.exe. Calling this thread solved. Thank you again.
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    Re: W10-64 Taskbar returns to default height

    The fix did not stick. Subsequent restarts continue with the problem. Any other ideas? Thank you.
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    Re: W10-64 Taskbar returns to default height

    Is SFC clean?

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    Re: W10-64 Taskbar returns to default height

    yes, Sir.

    I ran across this at:

    Fix: Taskbar not working in Windows 10

    but have not tried it.

    Method 3: Re-registering the Taskbar

    If the issue resurfaces, then try this method to fix it using Windows Powershell. Powershell is a command-line tool to configure system settings and automate Windows tasks.


    First, create a system restore point and then follow these steps to use Windows Powershell for fixing taskbar issues:


    1. Press Windows Key on your keyboard and type in powershell. Right-click Windows Powershell (Desktop App) and select Run as administrator. Select Yes in the UAC window that pops up.


    2. Now paste the following command, as suggested in Answers, in the PowerShell window and hit Enter:


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


    3. Once the command is executed successfully, navigate to the following directory in Explorer where name is your Account Username. Make sure you have enabled showing of hidden items in Explorer.


    C:/Users/name/AppData/Local/


    4. Scroll down to locate the folder named TileDataLayer and delete this folder.


    If you are unable to delete this folder, Run services.msc to open the Services Manager, scroll down to Tile Data model server service and stop it. Now try to delete the folder again.


    5. Now check if your taskbar is working as expected.


    One of these fixes should work just fine for you. Shout out in the comments section below if any of these methods worked out for you or if you are facing any other issue with the taskbar on Windows 10.


    See this post if your Windows 10 Start Menu is not working and this one if Taskbar icons or buttons not working in Windows 10.

    ​WacoJohn

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    Re: W10-64 Taskbar returns to default height

    Is the issue present in Safe Mode/Clean Boot?

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    Re: W10-64 Taskbar returns to default height

    testing in safe mode ... hmmmm ... well, I set the bar to my preference in normal mode, then booted to Safe Mode With Networking. It came up with task bar at default height. I set it again in Safe Mode, then rebooted ... uh .... to Safe Mode. No fix. Set it again in Safe Mode, rebooted to normal ... no fix.
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    Re: W10-64 Taskbar returns to default height

    Try the fix you've suggested.

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    Re: W10-64 Taskbar returns to default height

    Quote Originally Posted by softwaremaniac View Post
    Try the fix you've suggested.
    OK. I did, ... no fix. Maybe you should know that the PowerShell routine showed some errors. A screenshot is provided. I hope you can see it.

    W10-64 Taskbar returns to default height-pwrshell-png
    ​WacoJohn

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    Re: W10-64 Taskbar returns to default height

    I should mention that on restart, all desktop icons are relocated to the left side of the Desktop ... along with the taskbar issue.
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    Re: W10-64 Taskbar returns to default height

    What are your Display settings?

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    Re: W10-64 Taskbar returns to default height

    Quote Originally Posted by softwaremaniac View Post
    What are your Display settings?
    W10-64 Taskbar returns to default height-capture-png
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    Re: W10-64 Taskbar returns to default height

    Hmmm, strange. Frankly nothing comes to mind.

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    Re: W10-64 Taskbar returns to default height

    Very strange. I have tried everything I can find. Sooo, just now doing a W10 'refresh'. That should fix anything. Thank you for your time.
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    Re: W10-64 Taskbar returns to default height

    Upgrade to the latest version.

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    Re: W10-64 Taskbar returns to default height

    Quote Originally Posted by softwaremaniac View Post
    Upgrade to the latest version.
    Hmmm, .. well, here is what I have. Must be the latest .. at the moment:

    W10-64 Taskbar returns to default height-capture-png


    W10-64 Taskbar returns to default height-capture2-png

    Thank you again for the help.
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    Re: W10-64 Taskbar returns to default height

    The RTM version was released today, so update if you like :)

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    Re: W10-64 Taskbar returns to default height

    The problem has resurfaced. Am running W10 ver 10.0.16299.19. This time, the routine in reply #6 did not give errors. Assuming it ran OK, I proceeded. Here is what I refer to:

    Method 3: Re-registering the Taskbar

    If the issue resurfaces, then try this method to fix it using Windows Powershell. Powershell is a command-line tool to configure system settings and automate Windows tasks.


    First, create a system restore point and then follow these steps to use Windows Powershell for fixing taskbar issues:


    1. Press Windows Key on your keyboard and type in powershell. Right-click Windows Powershell (Desktop App) and select Run as administrator. Select Yes in the UAC window that pops up.


    2. Now paste the following command, as suggested in Answers, in the PowerShell window and hit Enter:


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


    3. Once the command is executed successfully, navigate to the following directory in Explorer where name is your Account Username. Make sure you have enabled showing of hidden items in Explorer.


    C:/Users/name/AppData/Local/


    4. Scroll down to locate the folder named TileDataLayer and delete this folder.


    If you are unable to delete this folder, Run services.msc to open the Services Manager, scroll down to Tile Data model server service and stop it. Now try to delete the folder again.


    5. Now check if your taskbar is working as expected.

    The folder TileDataLayer was and is not there. Tile Data model server service is shown in services.msc as started/MANUAL ... and Auto and the other choices are grayed out. There is a one line image below .. hope you can see it.

    W10-64 Taskbar returns to default height-tiledata-png

    Confirming the service is running, but the folder is not there, I stopped the service, then restarted it, hoping the folder would appear but it didn't. Seems to me, if I was to delete it, it was at some point in time supposed to be there .... I don't know when or how it gets created. That is why I am posting.

    Any help is appreciated. I have a couple other 'friends' who can't solve the task bar height problem I have. Thank you in advance.

    ​WacoJohn

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