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Windows 7: need to customize my statusbar to look more like xp did

21 Jul 2009   #1
grimlock16

windows 7 pro 32bit 3.8 score :(
 
 
need to customize my statusbar to look more like xp did

Hello all,

I'm running the 7100 build of windows 7 and I've noticed a big change to how i browse around directories..

Now when it says what type of file each file is while in detailed mode, when i have several files all of which are videos, it no longer says which type of video file (mpg, avi, etc) it just says they are all video files.. how can i change it so it says the file type or even the whole file name like name.ext so i have some clue. I tried filename but it only shows the same info as name


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22 Jul 2009   #2
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

go to control panel -> appearance + personalization -> folder options -> view

in the advanced settings untick 'Hide extensions for known file types'

you should now see your .avi or .mpg file extensions etc in the right-hand pane, and in the details bar.

however, once you've selected multiple files, even of the same type, the file extensions are no longer shown. i do not know of any way to change this behaviour unfortunately.

you use the term 'status bar' in your post - this is an extra thing that can be shown under the details bar if desired, but is not that informative...
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22 Jul 2009   #3
grimlock16

windows 7 pro 32bit 3.8 score :(
 
 

thank you, thank you, thank you
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04 Jun 2011   #4
pmshah

windows 7
 
 

There is something strange about the status bar behavior. I have 2 PCs with identical versions of Win 7 Ultimate installed.

On One PC when I open the recycle bin the status bar behaves exactly like it did in XP. However on the other even when I click on the "show more information..... " I don't see the total size of the files selected.

What is with M$ and Windows? Why do they fix what is not broken in the name of NEW OS?
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07 Jun 2011   #5
Ivo

Windows 7 Home 64, Vista Ultimate 64
 
 

If you want to see the free space and file size in the status bar, try Classic Shell: Classic Shell: Features
Be sure to show the status bar (View -> Status Bar) and not the Details Pane (Organize -> Layout -> Details pane).
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09 Jun 2011   #6
pmshah

windows 7
 
 

Thank you Ivo. Will most certainly try it out tonite itself.
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