Some Windows 10 users are having issues with notifications not being shown reliably. For some reason, Windows 10 stops showing notifications for some apps. Toast notifications disappear completely. When you open the Action Center, they do not show in the notification history either. If you are affected by this issue, here is a fix you can try.
Even if you have enabled notifications in Universal apps that you use, the settings may have no effect. The Mail app has notifications enabled:
But in the Settings app, the Mail app is not even listed as an application which can display notifications!
The fix is to register the Mail app correctly so it shows in that list. To make things easier for you, I created a ready-to-use Registry file that you need to merge. For some reason, the apps registration database is getting corrupted in the Registry. This causes the mentioned issue.
To fix it, do the following:
- Download the file named "AppDB Registry Import for Fixing Missing Notifications (49.9k)" from HERE. If that link does not work for you, try to download it directly from Winaero.
- Unpack the appdb.reg file included in the archive.
- Double click the file you extracted to merge it into the Registry.
- Restart Windows 10.
This should resolve the issue. Now open the Settings app and go to System –> Notifications & Actions and customize the notification for the apps you are using.
Also, make sure by pressing Win+A that Quiet Hours are not turned on. That's it.
Credits go to Winsupersite for sharing this useful tip.
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