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

04 Sep 2009   #1
Champi

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

Why the heck Windows Explorer status bar does not show the file size, as it used to do in Vista and XP?

Is it possible that Microsoft is that stupid to remove such an important feature?


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04 Sep 2009   #2
Orbital Shark

 
 

Hi Champi, welcome to the forums.

I can't think why your setup would not be showing file sizes. Mine displays them fine

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You might want to check some of your 'view' settings (ALT+V within explorer) and see if any of them help.


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04 Sep 2009   #3
Kari

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 

This info is not enough for you?

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Kari


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04 Sep 2009   #4
Orbital Shark

 
 

Kari, i think we may both be jumping to conclusions as clearly it works for us

What would be nice, Champi, is a screenshot of your explorer as you see it so we can assess more deeply into your issue
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04 Sep 2009   #5
The Cool Guy

Windows 8 x64
 
 

Well maybe something disabled the "Show preview and filters". Go to Computer and click on organize and in the drop down menu click on "Folder and search options". Now check the "Show preview and filters" option and click apply.

Hope this helps
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04 Sep 2009   #6
Kari

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Orbital Shark View Post
Kari, i think we may both be jumping to conclusions as clearly it works for us

What would be nice, Champi, is a screenshot of your explorer as you see it so we can assess more deeply into your issue
Yeah, that's true. I'm having a bad day at work, though that's not an excuse.

Like your new avatar!

Kari
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04 Sep 2009   #7
Orbital Shark

 
 

Cheers, made it yesterday.

Nice thinking The Cool Guy +1
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04 Sep 2009   #8
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

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).
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04 Sep 2009   #9
Orbital Shark

 
 

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).
So the question is null & void then.....As the infobar takes place of the status bar.

Nice catch though MM
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04 Sep 2009   #10
Antman

 

So, MS was stupid enough to replace a limited feature with a more robust and comprehensive and customizable one?

The status bar question has been asked so many times, and finally M square provides a focused and valid answer. +1
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