Privacy Microphone Settings Not Working.

Okay, I have researched a lot on this matter of the privacy settings on Windows 10 before having to come to this conclusion. My Microphone Privacy settings for the Xbox Game Recorder is Broken. I try to turn the mic on and it says that my privacy settings don't allow that and a button appears saying "Show me how to fix it". If I click that button it brings me to the privacy settings I previously mentioned. What shows is quite stupid, It says all the microphone settings are on and when I scroll to the part where you can turn off and on apps that can use the microphone Xbox is one at the bottom. My settings have it on but when I go back to the Xbox Game Bar it proceeds to still say that it is off. Not just for recording it does not work for when I attempt to have Xbox Game parties where you are supposed to be able to talk with your microphone from either your laptop/pc directly or your plugin microphone headphone set. 

Please can someone tell me how to fix my problem because I've tried every thing that all the manuals and information from online tells me to do and It does not work and bring me back to where I was to begin with. Keep in mind this only happened recently because I was able to use the feature in the past with no problems what so ever and only now is deciding to not work.

Hi,

 

Thank you for writing to Microsoft Community Forums.

 

We understand that the Microphone Privacy settings for the Xbox Game Recorder is not working. In order to get clarity and to assist you accordingly, please reply with the answers to the questions below:

 

  • What is the Version and Build of Windows 10 installed on the PC? (Type winver in Windows search/Run command)
  • What is the make and model of the PC?
  • Are you aware of any changes on the PC prior to this issue?

 

Meanwhile, we would suggest you to perform these steps and check.

  1. Press Windows + R key to open Run command.
  2. Type mmsys.cpl and click Ok.
  3. Select the Recording tab from the top.
  4. Right click on the microphone and select both Properties.
  5. Click on Listen tab and check the box beside Listen to this device.
  6. Click on Apply and OK.

 

If the issue persists, then we would suggest you to create a new administrator user account and check, refer this article to create a local user or administrator account in Windows 10.

 

Let us know the results. If the issue persists, we will certainly assist you further.

 

Aditya Roy
Microsoft Community – Moderator

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Having the same issue. 
difference for me is the game bar app isnt showing up in the microphone privacy section. 
os there a fox for this? Screen recording is integral for my job...

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I have almost same issue, My Voice Recorder is working fine i checked.

Just that for Windows Game Bar is not showing up in the microphone privacy section, Please give a quick fix.

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I checked the Registry Editor

Computer\HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\CapabilityAccessManager\ConsentStore\microphone

It does not have an entry for XboxGameBar, Why it does not have is not clear to me.

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