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

30 Oct 2009   #51

W7 Pro x64

Ha. Very funny logicearth. But seriously, though... come on now.

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31 Oct 2009   #52

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by logicearth View Post
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MS claims windows 7 is the way the user wants it, they never asked me.
Windows has over a billion users, not everyone is going to get there voice across that many heads.
+1. For example, there were significantly more beta testers than with Vista only a couple of years ago.
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31 Oct 2009   #53

Win 7 Pro x64, VM Win XP, Win7 Pro Sandbox, Kubuntu 11

. . .I don't want to play anymore so I am going to take my ball and go home. . .
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01 Nov 2009   #54

WinXP, Win7, PCLinuxOS
Half a loaf

I, too, like the XP-style status bar, and I was disappointed that the volume free space report seemed to have been removed from Windows 7.

After further exploration, I'm happy to report that volume free space is reported by Win7, but not quite the way XP does it.

From the Desktop, click on Computer (the new My Computer). The status bar will show the info for Drive C. Click on any other drive in the right pane and you'll get the info for that drive.

Or, if already in Windows Explorer, in the left pane tree view click on Computer.

If you use the Tile or Content view for Computer, the free space appears alongside the drive icon, as well as in the status bar.

Clicking a file in the right pane brings its info to the status bar.

And, if, in the right pane, you right-click on a folder (or group of folders) and select Properties from the context menu, you will get a file count, folder count, and byte count -- as with XP.
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23 Nov 2009   #55

Windows 7
Here is the screenshot

As you can see, there is no file size info at the bottom, in the middle frame. That is my problem, with Windows 7.
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23 Nov 2009   #56

Windows 7
No size info

Not size info.

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24 Nov 2009   #57

WinXP, Win7, PCLinuxOS

Switch to the tree view, and then highlight the file in the right pane. Does that bring up the desired info?
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01 Jan 2010   #58

Windows 7

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dogcatcher View Post
Switch to the tree view, and then highlight the file in the right pane. Does that bring up the desired info?
Could you tell us how to swith to tree view, i just couldn't guess and then we'll try : )
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02 Jan 2010   #59

Win 7 64-bit
Solution: Install Classic Shell

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.

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02 Jan 2010   #60
Greg S

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit (6.1, Build 7600)

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Is that Classic Start Menu part of this installation? I'd like to have the toolbar, copy ui and statusbar without the classic start menu.
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