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

10 Sep 2010   #91
springwater

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

This problem drove me NUTS since I switched to Windows 7, but now it's back to "normal" (as it was with XP). I just read through this thread to see if there was any developments on this front, then checked one of my folders, activated the status bar (which for some reason was not turned on), and there it was, the total folder size (excluding sub-folders, of course)!!! I'm not sure if this is a Windows 7 fix or an update for Windows 7 Classic Shell (most likely), which I LOVE. If you prefer the look and feel of XP over Windows 7 and can't believe that they took away the option for classic menus, etc., you MUST check out Win 7 Classic Shell, it's the best!!! I don't know what I would do without it, I might even go back to XP. Anyway, here's a screen shot to prove that using Win7 with Classic Shell the status bar show the folder size automatically (regardless of the number of items) - and it even shows the remaining disk space, which is something XP didn't used to show as far as I recall.




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13 Oct 2010   #92
Lykho

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Veks View Post
Why did they remove this functionality and why are there no option where you can turn this on. I can't think of any valid arguments :/
Except for this - that they aren't willing to spend resources on adding functionality, no matter how simple/little work involved, that is only useful for a minority group like me.
...and yet they left the little tray area that information is expected to show up in, as if to silently taunt us.

I'm just hoping there's going to be a service pack that will soon save us all from this tedious right-clicking necessity.
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13 Oct 2010   #93
Lykho

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by springwater View Post
I'm not sure if this is a Windows 7 fix or an update for Windows 7 Classic Shell (most likely), which I LOVE. If you prefer the look and feel of XP over Windows 7 and can't believe that they took away the option for classic menus, etc., you MUST check out Win 7 Classic Shell, it's the best!!! I don't know what I would do without it, I might even go back to XP. Anyway, here's a screen shot to prove that using Win7 with Classic Shell the status bar show the folder size automatically.
are you talking about going:
desktop, right click, 'personalize', scroll to 'Basic and High Contrast Themes', and selecting the "Windows Classic" theme"?

'cause that didn't do anything useful for me...
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13 Oct 2010   #94
hkBattousai

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lykho View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by springwater View Post
I'm not sure if this is a Windows 7 fix or an update for Windows 7 Classic Shell (most likely), which I LOVE. If you prefer the look and feel of XP over Windows 7 and can't believe that they took away the option for classic menus, etc., you MUST check out Win 7 Classic Shell, it's the best!!! I don't know what I would do without it, I might even go back to XP. Anyway, here's a screen shot to prove that using Win7 with Classic Shell the status bar show the folder size automatically.
are you talking about going:
desktop, right click, 'personalize', scroll to 'Basic and High Contrast Themes', and selecting the "Windows Classic" theme"?

'cause that didn't do anything useful for me...
Changing theme doesn't help me either.
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14 Oct 2010   #95
blotsome

W7 Pro x64
 
 

Classic Shell is a separate application that you have to download. I don't want some third party hack mucking with my shell, even if it is only cosmetic. So I've just been living with it, as everyone else who doesn't opt to install something like Classic Shell.
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14 Oct 2010   #96
mikedl

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by blotsome View Post
Classic Shell is a separate application that you have to download.
Indeed, it is, but well worth it.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by blotsome View Post
I don't want some third party hack mucking with my shell, even if it is only cosmetic.
Classic Shell does not "muck up" your shell and the programmer is no hack. You have total control over the changes it brings to your shell.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by blotsome View Post
So I've just been living with it, as everyone else who doesn't opt to install something like Classic Shell.
You (they) don't know what you're (they're) missing!
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24 Oct 2010   #97
pod

7 Ultimate
 
 

I cant believe after reading this thread how many members with high posts counts act here. Completely missed the OP original questions and mocked him with smart ass replies - That were not what he asked! Nice work!

Be proud you guys, be very proud. Not only acted like a bunch of know it all smug jerks, you weren't even right....

Maybe next time read and understand the question before you jump all over the poster with pointless jabs...

How many of you guys pointed out single file situations when he was asking about multiple file selection? Embarrassing to read. All the useful help came from low posting members. Not the big point "stars"
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05 Nov 2010   #98
ArcticAvenger

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Ever since i started using Win7 the lack of file size info in Status bar was infuriating. So i finally googled it and came straight here,read all the pages hoping to find a solution,and... i did it's called Classic Shell and it's beautiful My only complain about it is that the number of items and free partition space is shown all the way left in the Status bar,and the filesize info is shown all the way right. Now,that might not be such a problem for people still on 17-19" monitors,but i've got 26" wide monitor and i must literally move my head to spot the filesize info that would be much better off right next to the number of files info. I've looked through all the possible settings of Classic Shell including that .ini file editing,but didn't find a way to change it... Hope this will be read by someone that can do something about it. Thanks again for Classic Shell.
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05 Nov 2010   #99
hkBattousai

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ArcticAvenger View Post
Ever since i started using Win7 the lack of file size info in Status bar was infuriating. So i finally googled it and came straight here,read all the pages hoping to find a solution,and... i did it's called Classic Shell and it's beautiful My only complain about it is that the number of items and free partition space is shown all the way left in the Status bar,and the filesize info is shown all the way right. Now,that might not be such a problem for people still on 17-19" monitors,but i've got 26" wide monitor and i must literally move my head to spot the filesize info that would be much better off right next to the number of files info. I've looked through all the possible settings of Classic Shell including that .ini file editing,but didn't find a way to change it... Hope this will be read by someone that can do something about it. Thanks again for Classic Shell.
Me too, has read all the pages in this thread, but neither of solutions worked for me. Using classic theme doesn't help either.

Please guys, can you suggest a working solution for this problem already?
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05 Nov 2010   #100
ArcticAvenger

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Note that Classic Shell is not the same as Classic Theme. You must download and istall Classic Shell, link's on previous pages. Now, if you don't wanna do that, that's another story... So far there are no other solutions.
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