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

17 Oct 2009   #31
Veks

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TheSchaft View Post
Welcome to Seven forums vfreak.

Try highlighting the folder and hitting ALT+Enter. That will give you the properties (including the size) of the folder. Hope this helps.
I assume he is well aware of that functionality. The issue is not how we are able to check how much disk space you have left or the total size of selected objects, but why we are left with such a roundabout way in Windows 7. Windows XP had it working well.


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17 Oct 2009   #32
Antman

 

To a small degree, I do miss the limited usefulness of the XP status bar.

But

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18 Oct 2009   #33
Joshatdot

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

I do not like the "Show more details..." and that you have to click it again if you select any new files.
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18 Oct 2009   #34
vfreak

Windows 7 Ultimate RTM x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TheSchaft View Post
Welcome to Seven forums vfreak.
Thanks TheSchaft. I've come over here from vistax64 forums, I guess I'll be popping in here every now and then from now on .

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TheSchaft View Post
Try highlighting the folder and hitting ALT+Enter. That will give you the properties (including the size) of the folder. Hope this helps.
Well, that's a pretty good trick that I've never known about, thanks for the tip! I can see where I will be using that now that I know it. thanks

BUT it's not the same as what we're after in this thread. It doesn't show the collective size of the files in the *current* folder only. E.g., say I want to free up some HDD space and I'm wondering if I've left any large files on the root C: folder (I make a lot of ISOs then forget about them). Usually I just go Ctrl+A in the C: folder and I immediately see in the status bar the size of the root C folder.

I can't do this BASIC thing in Win7! Doing Alt+Enter would give me the entire size of everything on the whole C drive. Yes, it helps, but with Alt+Enter you'd have to select *just* the current directory's files instead of selecting any folders too. Not only is this an extra step in the proicess which we shouldn't have to do (not to mention, involving the dreaded mouse), but in some cases it may be VERY tedious to isolate the files from the folders!

So we're still 2-3 steps away from Ctrl+A = boom (and no extra window to deal with either). GRR
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18 Oct 2009   #35
gpatrick

Windows xp sp3
 
 

Does this still exist? Right click on empty space in the folder arrange icons by size?
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18 Oct 2009   #36
dasla

Windows 7
 
 

Let's just hope that next week when Windows 7 is launched, the final release has fixed this bug in Explorer, so we can all see our filesizes as we so wish. Maybe it's just something in the release candidate version - (build 7100)
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18 Oct 2009   #37
gpatrick

Windows xp sp3
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dasla View Post
Let's just hope that next week when Windows 7 is launched, the final release has fixed this bug in Explorer, so we can all see our filesizes as we so wish. Maybe it's just something in the release candidate version - (build 7100)
If not, I am sure someone will develop either a patch or a program that will restore that. I am sure it is a simple code.
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18 Oct 2009   #38
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dasla View Post
Let's just hope that next week when Windows 7 is launched, the final release has fixed this bug in Explorer, so we can all see our filesizes as we so wish. Maybe it's just something in the release candidate version - (build 7100)
It is not a *bug* and no its not going to change.
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18 Oct 2009   #39
Antman

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gpatrick View Post
Does this still exist? Right click on empty space in the folder arrange icons by size?
Yes.
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18 Oct 2009   #40
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Antman View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gpatrick View Post
Does this still exist? Right click on empty space in the folder arrange icons by size?
Yes.
..but not exactly.

you can only 'arrange by' other criteria, but you can 'sort by' size...

*edit* just noticed that you can only use 'arrange by' inside libraries...


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