Fix: Settings Icon Missing from Start Menu in Windows 10
The Settings is a handy app in Windows 10. By default, Windows 10 pin the Settings app icon to Start menu, which is convenient for the user to open it. However, occasionally, the Settings icon might be missing from the Start menu. The reasons are various. It could be that it was removed accidently by yourself or someone else. Although you still can open the Settings app by other means, you may also want to restore the missing Settings icon to the Start menu. Now this post will show you how to do that with ease.
How to restore missing Settings icon to Windows 10 Start menu
Step 1: Open the Settings app by pressing Win + I keyboard shortcut.
Step 2: After the Settings app opens, click Personalization (Background, lock, screen, colors).
Step 3: On the Personalization page, click Start on the left side, and then click “Choose which folders appear on Start” on the right side.
Step 4: Now switch the toggle under Settings to On position, so that the Settings icon will appear on the left side of the Start menu.
In this same way, you can restore File Explorer or some other folders to the start menu, if it is missing.