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Windows 7: Windows Explorer Status Bar: does not show file size

24 Jul 2011   #111
marwerno

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (Home)/ Win 7 Enterprise 32 Bit (Work)
 
 

I haven't seen the movie, but I have to agree with you.
Now it looks like you made me really curious to see what that movie is all about....


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05 Dec 2011   #112
0pTicaL

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MakeYourDay View Post
I have been very unhappy with the OP problem as well. A basic Windows function (that even mac has). MS really lit a match in the dynamite shed on this one. Solution: install the open source Windows Classic Explorer:

Welcome to Classic Shell

You will get your classic status bar back , can hide the oversized (and frustratingly unhelpful) Details Pane, and be happy with Windows again. It shows remaining disk size as well as the sum of the size of folder contents/selected files/folders - even in the Recycle Bin. Restores what MS tried to rob us of. I am running it on Win 7 64-bit.

They also have a classic start menu, but I am fine with the Win 7 start menu so I unchecked it during the install.

Now if they only had a donate link! (I am not affiliated with them at all).

Regards and Happy New Year.

MYD
Sorry to bump a old thread, but this has solved one of the most annoying problems everyone who read this thread.

I am not affiliated with the author in any way but I do highly encourage people do donate whatever you can, the author has remedied a great inconvenience for us all. Cheers!
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18 Feb 2014   #113
ChrisJR

Windows 7 Professional
 
 
Simple explorer BHO?

Hi all,

After about 1.5 years being frustrated by the new status bar behavior, I found this thread (and others) and saw a lot of other people frustrated by it as well.

So, since I am a software developer, I went and wrote a simple explorer extension to make the status bar show the file size, similar to how it did before. It is quite simple and does nothing except this one feature. If there is enough interest in it, I will publish it somewhere with source code, so anybody else can go ahead and make it more interesting if they want.

Please let me know if you are interested and I will get it uploaded.

Thanks,

Chris
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18 Feb 2014   #114
Ivo

Windows 7 Home 64, Vista Ultimate 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ChrisJR View Post
Please let me know if you are interested and I will get it uploaded.
I'm interested
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20 Feb 2014   #115
marwerno

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (Home)/ Win 7 Enterprise 32 Bit (Work)
 
 

I am also interested in a solution! Please post.
MANY THANKS in advance if you do so!
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23 Feb 2014   #116
ChrisJR

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Hi all,

As promised, I got the code cleaned up and posted onto google code. There is also a binary installer for those who are unable to compile it themselves. I have only tested it on a 64-bit US-English Windows 7 Professional SP1. It should work just fine on 32-bit systems as well. If you have issues please feel free to comment here or on the google code project page and I will do my best to help.

file-size - Windows 7 shell extension to show the size of the selected file(s) on the status bar. - Google Project Hosting

Thanks,

Chris
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07 Mar 2014   #117
marwerno

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (Home)/ Win 7 Enterprise 32 Bit (Work)
 
 

Thanks Chris for posting.
However when I install it (Win 7 Ultimate 64Bit Edition) I get the error
"Unable to register DLL/OCX: RegSvr32 failed with exit Code 0x3"
Any idea what is going wrong?
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08 Mar 2014   #118
ChrisJR

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Hi marwerno,

Thanks for reporting this issue. I think I fixed the problem and have posted an updated version of everything on the google code project page. Please try again and let me know if you run into any further problems. Note that you may have to uninstall the old version first, and you may need to reboot your PC in-between the uninstall/reinstall.

Thanks,

Chris
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16 Mar 2014   #119
Lykho

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

just installed (on 32-bit). no problems so far. thanks
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25 Jul 2014   #120
kufr

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

This is amazing ChrisJR u solved my problem buddy keep it up
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