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Windows 7: Getting More Details in Explorer?

06 Oct 2010   #1

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
Getting More Details in Explorer?

I am wondering if there is a way to enable the Status Bar at the bottom of the Explorer window to give the details when selecting more than 15 items in a folder? It works great up to 15 items, but I am often selecting more than 15 items...

This was something I came to rely on in XP and am disappointed to see it gone from W7. Is there a 'switch' somewhere that I haven't been able to locate?

Thanks in advance.

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06 Oct 2010   #2

Windows 8.1 Pro x64

Do you not get the option 'Show More Items'?

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06 Oct 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (XP, 98SE, 95, 3.11, DOS 7.10 on VM) + Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Lucid Lynx

The feature to show details for more than 15 items by default has been removed in Windows 7. There is no switch to revert it.

You can use Classic Shell to customize the Windows Explorer and Start Menu in Windows 7.
Welcome to Classic Shell

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Classic Start Menu features:
  • Drag and drop to let you organize your applications
  • Options to show Favorites, expand Control Panel, etc
  • Shows recently used documents. The number of documents to display is customizable
  • Does not disable the original start menu in Windows. You can access it by Shift+Click on the start button
  • Right-click on an item in the menu to delete, rename, sort, or perform other tasks
  • Fully customizable in both looks and functionality
  • Support for Microsoft’s Active Accessibility
  • Converts the “All Programs” button in the Windows menu into a cascading menu
Classic Explorer features:
  • Adds a toolbar to Explorer for some common operations (Go to parent folder, Cut, Copy, Paste, Delete, Properties, Email). More buttons can be added manually
  • Replaces the copy UI in Vista and Windows 7 with the more user-friendly “classic” version similar to Windows XP
  • Handles Alt+Enter in the folder panel of Windows Explorer and shows the properties of the selected folder
  • Has options for customizing the folder panel to look more like the Windows XP version or to not fade the expand buttons
  • Can show the free disk space and the total file size in the status bar
  • Can disable the breadcrumbs in the address bar
  • Can display an icon overlay for the shared folders in Windows 7

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