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


04 Sep 2009   #11

Vista 32-bit
 
 

I most of the time use Total Commander but you got me going on that one - because sometimes I even need that info

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23 Sep 2009   #12

Windows 7
 
 

Hi - newbie to the forums here...

I agree with Champi, from the start of this thread. There is no file size (or number of files/ojects) in the folder displayed in the Statusbar of a Windows Explorer window in Windows7. I have enabled all relevant Folder Options.

I also agree that if you click on a file/object, the size info IS displayed in the "Infobar"

The question however, is that no details (size/number of files) are shown in the Statusbar by simply opening a folder, like they are in XP.

(Also frustrating that when opening Recycle Bin, you can't just quickly glance at the Statusbar to see the total size and number of files in the Bin - so if anyone has any ideas, they would be welcomed!)

Thanks in advance
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29 Sep 2009   #13

Windows 8 x64
 
 

I guess you can't see the file size if u highlight the folder, but you can see the file size if you click on the file or application (eg. songs).
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30 Sep 2009   #14

Windows 7
 
 

I guess the OP didn't explain himself too well.

Of course explorer shows the files size but only for 1 to 15 selected files.

The moment you select 16 or more files it switches the the incredibly silly 'click for more details' in the preview pane.

Try it yourself.

Does anyone know of a reg setting...like alwaysshowfilesize or something?

Not very useful.

~ Red.
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01 Oct 2009   #15

Windows 7
 
 

I assume the OP meant something like Windows 7 having less functionality than Windows XP regarding what you can see on the status and/or info bar.

The status and info bar in Windows 7 is for me completely useless.

The constant information, number of objects in folder and remaining disk space. I use that all the time. Having a second window open to see disk usage is just silly for something so trivial. Same is constantly having to open properties to see the numbers.
When having something selected, number of selected items and total size of selected files. There is no excuse for the lack of this information.

Why did they remove this functionality and why are there no option where you can turn this on. I can't think of any valid arguments :/
Except for this - that they aren't willing to spend resources on adding functionality, no matter how simple/little work involved, that is only useful for a minority group like me.
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02 Oct 2009   #16

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mickey megabyte View Post
pedantically speaking, what you are looking at is the 'infobar'. the staus bar still exists, and is there to be turned on if desired, but it is uselss now, only showing number of files selected. you can see the status bar on the bottom of kari's snipshot.

so the status bar doesn't show file size (which is title of thread).
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by redrum View Post
I guess the OP didn't explain himself too well.

Of course explorer shows the files size but only for 1 to 15 selected files.

The moment you select 16 or more files it switches the the incredibly silly 'click for more details' in the preview pane.

Try it yourself.

Does anyone know of a reg setting...like alwaysshowfilesize or something?

Not very useful.

~ Red.
Thanks guys, I learned something new today and I`m a lowly Vista user.
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16 Oct 2009   #17
ex0

Windows Seven
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Veks View Post
I assume the OP meant something like Windows 7 having less functionality than Windows XP regarding what you can see on the status and/or info bar.

The status and info bar in Windows 7 is for me completely useless.

The constant information, number of objects in folder and remaining disk space. I use that all the time. Having a second window open to see disk usage is just silly for something so trivial. Same is constantly having to open properties to see the numbers.
When having something selected, number of selected items and total size of selected files. There is no excuse for the lack of this information.

Why did they remove this functionality and why are there no option where you can turn this on. I can't think of any valid arguments :/
Except for this - that they aren't willing to spend resources on adding functionality, no matter how simple/little work involved, that is only useful for a minority group like me.
I can't agree more. I signed up just to say this and comment on how retarded it was for MS to take out this 'feature'. It's not even a feature, it's a BASIC EXPLORER/SHELL FUNCTION! They might as well of taken out explorer or letting you copy and rename files. Heck, they might as well of taken out letting you see file names unless you right click the ICON and go to properties! They ALREADY HAD this function in every single windows(even vista i believe), and i doubt it would take more than 1 line of code(well you know what i mean) to add this in. There is NO EXCUSE for not including this, and how can you say we're a minority group? EVERYONE would use this? Who WOULDN'T want this? Who WOULDN'T use this? Everyone competent computer user would use this. How can you claim windows 7 is an improvement when you are taking out basic functionality like this? I really hope they include it with their final release, or in future service packs. Who needs bugs like with vista when you can just intentionally CRIPPLE/HANDICAP your own product? This is such a huge letdown. I hope the people from MS are paying attention. PLEASE PUT IT IN and release a PATCH or UPDATE! IT'S NOT HARD!
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16 Oct 2009   #18

Win7 Build 7600 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ex0 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Veks View Post
I assume the OP meant something like Windows 7 having less functionality than Windows XP regarding what you can see on the status and/or info bar.

The status and info bar in Windows 7 is for me completely useless.

The constant information, number of objects in folder and remaining disk space. I use that all the time. Having a second window open to see disk usage is just silly for something so trivial. Same is constantly having to open properties to see the numbers.
When having something selected, number of selected items and total size of selected files. There is no excuse for the lack of this information.

Why did they remove this functionality and why are there no option where you can turn this on. I can't think of any valid arguments :/
Except for this - that they aren't willing to spend resources on adding functionality, no matter how simple/little work involved, that is only useful for a minority group like me.
I can't agree more. I signed up just to say this and comment on how retarded it was for MS to take out this 'feature'. It's not even a feature, it's a BASIC EXPLORER/SHELL FUNCTION! They might as well of taken out explorer or letting you copy and rename files. Heck, they might as well of taken out letting you see file names unless you right click the ICON and go to properties! They ALREADY HAD this function in every single windows(even vista i believe), and i doubt it would take more than 1 line of code(well you know what i mean) to add this in. There is NO EXCUSE for not including this, and how can you say we're a minority group? EVERYONE would use this? Who WOULDN'T want this? Who WOULDN'T use this? Everyone competent computer user would use this. How can you claim windows 7 is an improvement when you are taking out basic functionality like this? I really hope they include it with their final release, or in future service packs. Who needs bugs like with vista when you can just intentionally CRIPPLE/HANDICAP your own product? This is such a huge letdown. I hope the people from MS are paying attention. PLEASE PUT IT IN and release a PATCH or UPDATE! IT'S NOT HARD!
The only thing missing from Windows 7 the infobar is the remaining disk size.

For the rest XP status bar is equally useless.

Here some screenshots of XP I just made:

1a. When folder selected it says 1 item selected. How brilliant!

Windows Explorer Status Bar: does not show file size-1.jpg

1b. Same info in Windows 7

Windows Explorer Status Bar: does not show file size-1b.jpg

2a. When selected in left pane, XP shows number of objects in folder,
and freespace of the disk..

Windows Explorer Status Bar: does not show file size-2.jpg

2b. Windows 7 shows only number of objects.

Windows Explorer Status Bar: does not show file size-2b.jpg

Is that a reason to get so worked up about, and rant?

You speak as if you speak for all. (OR RATHER SHOUT)
But many people, when they want to know the freespace,
they just click on computer in the left pane and see info of all the disks.

Why would we want to know free space all the time?
Seems kind of paranoia to me, since the info is only one click away.

Lets just say MS can't please us all.

I for one would rather see an accurate total amount of bytes in a folder when I click on it, instead of right click, left click properties.

Greetings.


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16 Oct 2009   #19

Windows xp sp3
 
 

I am new to this forum and I am little confused on this subject. I dont have windows 7. I may get it this fall or at tax time. My computer may be on the last leg.

When you open a folder, what does it show in the status bar? If you highlight a file, does it show the file size? I use that feature a lot in xp.
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16 Oct 2009   #20

Win7 Build 7600 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gpatrick View Post
I am new to this forum and I am little confused on this subject. I dont have windows 7. I may get it this fall or at tax time. My computer may be on the last leg.

When you open a folder, what does it show in the status bar? If you highlight a file, does it show the file size? I use that feature a lot in xp.
It shows a bit more than that. (depending on the type of file.)

Windows Explorer Status Bar: does not show file size-jesus.png

People like to nitpick, don't worry, if you give it some time,
you'll love it.

Greetings


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