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Windows 7: Free/Remaining space on status bar

09 Aug 2009   #1
saulob

Seven
 
 
Free/Remaining space on status bar

Where is it on the Windows Explorer?



I miss that so bad.

Does anyone know how to put it back?


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09 Aug 2009   #2
VegasDen

Win7 x64 Ultimate RTM
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by saulob View Post
Where it on the Windows Explorer?



I miss that so bad.

Does anyone know how to put it back?
If you're talking about this...press Start, then Computer.


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09 Aug 2009   #3
saulob

Seven
 
 

Thanks VegasDen, but no. It's not that. That's not the status bar

I'm talking about this one:



That's gone.

Now it's just that:

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09 Aug 2009   #4
VegasDen

Win7 x64 Ultimate RTM
 
 

My bad.

I did a little searching and see that even though it may be trivial to some...it is a major thorn in the side of many users that MS removed this from Windows 7. There must be a dozen different threads on Technet alone about that.

This is the reasoning per a Technet Moderator:
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The free space reporting for the Status Bar was removed when the new Libraries were included in the OS. Because of the way the Status Bar reports free space and because it was designed long before the Libraries were conceived, it was seen to be reporting inaccurate information about the free space on the drives. There was a choice of completely recoding the way the Status Bar reported the free space or simply removing that capability. Since there are many other ways to see the free space for a drive, they decided to remove that code.

Another reason is that the Status Bar has always been close to useless when reporting free space, since it is not a realtime component. If the free space on a drive changes, the Status Bar will not reflect the new free space number until there is a refresh of Windows Explorer.

The Status Bar was not completely removed, because it is still useful since it is an easy way to see the number of parent objects in a folder.
As of now I haven't stumbled across any 3rd party workaround...
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09 Aug 2009   #5
eli2k

Windows 7 x64
 
 

The alternative seems to be waiting for someone to release a WinXP explorer for Win7, or using a third-party file browser utility...
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13 Nov 2010   #6
need4steer

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

You should really look at:
Windows Explorer Status Bar: does not show file size

In general, the free source program "classic shell" doing great job.
More details about it at:
Welcome to Classic Shell

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by VegasDen View Post
This is the reasoning per a Technet Moderator:
Quote:
The free space reporting for the Status Bar was removed when the new Libraries were included in the OS. Because of the way the Status Bar reports free space and because it was designed long before the Libraries were conceived, it was seen to be reporting inaccurate information about the free space on the drives. There was a choice of completely recoding the way the Status Bar reported the free space or simply removing that capability. Since there are many other ways to see the free space for a drive, they decided to remove that code.

Another reason is that the Status Bar has always been close to useless when reporting free space, since it is not a realtime component. If the free space on a drive changes, the Status Bar will not reflect the new free space number until there is a refresh of Windows Explorer.

The Status Bar was not completely removed, because it is still useful since it is an easy way to see the number of parent objects in a folder.
As of now I haven't stumbled across any 3rd party workaround...
Thanks a lot for this quote!.
And now you have a great 3rd patry utility - classic shell.
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