How to Fix Real­tek HD Audio Man­ag­er Miss­ing in Win­dows 10

how to fix missing realtek hd audio manager in windows 10

Realtek HD Audio Manager helps PC to detect all audio devices when connected to a system like headphones, speakers and microphones, etc. It helps in the detection of devices, manages their configuration, and give their control to the PC.

Features like Dolby Audio, Dolby Digital Theatre System(DTS), Surround sound, six-channel Digital to Analog Converter(DAC) is fully supported by the Realtek HD Driver which highly boost the system’s audio performance.

Realtek HD Audio Manager comes with RealTek HD driver in every Windows OS. Audio Manager gets install alongside with driver and you can see it on TaskBar, tray, or notification panel.

Realtek Audio Manager is a very important and easy tool for the PC. The problem arises when the Audio Manager doesn’t open/function properly for an unknown reason.

The user is not able to access the audio control system after the audio/sound card driver change or HD Audio Manager goes missing after Windows Update or Upgrade like Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, Windows 10 Creators Update, malware issues or sometimes the reason is not known.

Fix Realtek HD Audio Manager Missing

In the previous version of Windows OS like Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 8.1 audio Manager works fine but not in Windows 10. Issues of Audio manager get worse in Windows 10 build 1903.

Most of the windows 10 user-facing Realtek HD Audio Manager missing problem. In some cases, it seems that the latest version (v2.82) of the Realtek HD Audio Driver is having a bug on the Windows 10 platform.

Due to this HD Audio manager hides from the taskbar and sometimes it is observed that HD Audio manager doesn’t open or launch in any manner which is really frustrating experience using Windows 10.

When the Audio Manager goes missing or you won’t be able to open it. there are few ways to fix the problem.
In Order to fix Realtek HD Audio Manager Missing problem first you need to Uninstall the latest version (v2.82) and then follow given methods:-

In this step, we learn how to Uninstall Realtek Audio Driver completely from the computer. As we know, Realtek Audio Driver is software, and we can uninstall the software from the “Program and Features” option available in Windows Control Panel. However, you cannot uninstall through it. You have to us Windows device Manager Program to uninstall the Audio Driver. Device manager allows users to manage all driver installed on your windows computer. Including the driver who handles your Realtek Audio card.

Follow the steps to uninstall the Realtek Audio Driver

Step 1: Press and hold Windows and press R to open RUN.

Step 2: Now type or paste devmgmt.msc in RUN and press Enter key to open Windows Device Manager.

Step 3: Navigate to Sound, video, and game controllers section and click on it to expand.

Step 4: Now Right-click on the Realtek High Definition Audio and then press on Uninstall Tab.

Step 5: Now Check the option with labeled with Delete the driver software for this device and click on the Ok button.

After the process complete, the driver will completely be removed from your computer.

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Download & Reinstall  Realtek HD Audio Manager

In the previous step, you learn to uninstall the driver. Now to make your audio device working have to install Realtek HD Audio Driver (v2.81) the latest version available on the website. To download the High Definition Audio Codecs (Software) visit their official website or you can visit a site like Filehippo. You can also use the Driver pack to complete your installation process it’s easy and bug-free.

Step 1: Download the Realtek HD Audio Driver software package on your computer from here.

Step2: Now Right-click on the downloaded Driver setup and click on Run as administrator.

Step 3: Now you are on the blue window. Now you just have to click on the Next button on every screen when it’s asked. And wait until the installation process has complete.

Step 4: After completing the installation process. It’s asking you to restart the PC. Click on restart Button to making the process effective and finish the installation.

Step 5: It should be installed. To verify go back to Device Manager and make sure Realtek High Definition Audio should be visible under “Sound, video and game controllers”.

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How to Fix If Realtek HD Audio Manager Missing from Windows 10 Taskbar.

If Realtek HD Audio Manager  App icon Doesn’t Appear or missing from Windows 10 Taskbar. Then you can find it from windows File Explore. Follow the steps given below to bring back the Audio icon in Taskbar.

Step 1: Open File Explorer and navigate to following path “C:\Program Files\Realtek\Audio\HDA”. Or open RUN by pressing Windows + R keys and paste the path and hit Enter key. It will take you the place where the Realtek HD Audio Manager app is located.

Step 2: Now find RAVCpl64 (Realtek HD Audio Manager App). Right-click on it and then click on Send to and then click on Desktop (create shortcut). That creates a shortcut for the Realtek HD Audio Manager on your desktop.

Step 3: Now Go to the desktop and Right Click on the RAVCpl64 icon and click on Pin to taskbar option.

Step 4: You can launch the Realtek HD Audio Manager. It should be shown in your Windows Taskbar’s System Tray as well as in Notifications.

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What if Realtek audio manager is missing from Control Panel?

If not able to find the Realtek HD audio manager option in Control Panel, Then you can find it in File Explorer by following these steps.
Step 1:Open File Explorer and navigate the following path C:\Program Files\Realtek\Audio\HDA or Navigate the location using Run by pressing Windows + R key and paste the command C:\Program Files\Realtek\Audio\HDA. And hit enter.

Step 2: Now Looking for RtkNGUI64.exe file in File Explorer and open it by double click.

Step 3: It should be an open Realtek audio manager.

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Wrapping it up

So this wraps out our guide to Fix Real­tek HD Audio Man­ag­er Miss­ing. Hopefully, your problem has been solved now. If you’re still getting any error that conflicts you to install the Realtek HD Audio Manager on your Windows 10, then let us know in comments. We’ll try to help you with another solution or if you any other way to fix this issue then also let us know, this will help other users. I hope these posts save you time and made your day. Do share this post with your friends and colleagues bu hitting a share button of your choice. Till then stay tuned for more interesting and useful guides just like this one.


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