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Windows 7: recycle bin size

30 Aug 2010   #11
LEWke

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Windows 7 Starter x86
 
 

Hi derekimo,
;-) yeah, you missed something... I gave "liquidmonkey" the psr with my answer to his question...
Don't worry, it's Monday ;-)
Good evening! (here in Belgium)


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30 Aug 2010   #12
LEWke

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Windows 7 Starter x86
 
 

Hi LiquidMonkey,
idd, I am trying to find what is wrong or what setting we are missing here... I think I tried everything possible... but without good result... I keep on looking!
Kind reg,
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30 Aug 2010   #13
The Howling Wolves

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Recycle Bin Icon - Allow or Prevent to Display

Save this as you may need it in the future.
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30 Aug 2010   #14
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

You're not alone. I don't see it either. I did install a program recommended here called TreeSize Free which works well for seeing the size of a folder or drive. Once installed, just right click on the folder or drive and select TreeSize Free.
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30 Aug 2010   #15
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

ClassicShell will restore this functionality along with other things left out of Windows 7, like the Classic Start Menu. The following is from a post on Jan 2 2010 by MakeYourDay here: Explorer Status Bar Needs More Info in Win7

Quote:
Solution: install the open source Windows Classic Explorer:

Welcome to Classic Shell

It restores the familiar Status Bar functionality, including size of folder contents/selected files/folders AND disk space remaining. You can therefore hide the oversized (and frustratingly unhelpful) Details Pane. It also comes with Classic Start Menu functionality, but I am ok with the new Win 7 start menu, so I unchecked it during the install.

I am running Classic Explorer on Win 7 64-bit and am a happy Windows user again.

Regards and Happy New Year.

MYD
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30 Aug 2010   #16
liquidmonkey

win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by LEWke View Post
Hi LiquidMonkey,
idd, I am trying to find what is wrong or what setting we are missing here... I think I tried everything possible... but without good result... I keep on looking!
Kind reg,

i saw that you attached a file, a 'psr' but whats that?

and maybe it depends on what version of win7 you have installed for the size in recycle bin to show? dunno but i do know that it worked in XP just fine.
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30 Aug 2010   #17
liquidmonkey

win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ztruker View Post
ClassicShell will restore this functionality along with other things left out of Windows 7, like the Classic Start Menu. The following is from a post on Jan 2 2010 by MakeYourDay here: Explorer Status Bar Needs More Info in Win7

Quote:
Solution: install the open source Windows Classic Explorer:

Welcome to Classic Shell

It restores the familiar Status Bar functionality, including size of folder contents/selected files/folders AND disk space remaining. You can therefore hide the oversized (and frustratingly unhelpful) Details Pane. It also comes with Classic Start Menu functionality, but I am ok with the new Win 7 start menu, so I unchecked it during the install.

I am running Classic Explorer on Win 7 64-bit and am a happy Windows user again.

Regards and Happy New Year.

MYD

CLASSICSHELL worked great!
i know its not a big deal but i can finally see how big my recycle bin is. awesome!

its a real shame that we have to install a program in order to get functionality BACK.
and when is windows gonna allow the SIZE of FOLDER to be displayed FFS? seriously, its one of the most basic things.

the tree thing program was ok, thanks for that.


ps, found a very cool program to help hide desktop icons with only a double click, I LOVE IT! its called FENCES and many of you might already have it or maybe not.

anyway, glad this whole recycling bin is not just a setting with windows but more or a problem since all versions don't have that built in.

thanks again!
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31 Aug 2010   #18
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

Good, glad it helped. I was using it but stopped for some reason though I can't remember why now.
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15 May 2011   #19
FeOl

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bits
 
 

I have, or had?, the same issue. I've pressed Ctrl-E (my Win7 is in spanish) and no size is displayed. But now it shows after reading this post. Magic? Miracle?


It's not true. It only works, I believed, only with few files, but when you have several it doesen't display the total size. I'll try ClassicShell.
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28 May 2011   #20
FeOl

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bits
 
 

I've installed ClassicShell and it work OK. Thanks!!!
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