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

03 Jan 2010   #61
Dogcatcher

WinXP, Win7, PCLinuxOS
 
 

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Is that Classic Start Menu part of this installation? I'd like to have the toolbar, copy ui and statusbar without the classic start menu.

During installation you may opt for the menu, the toolbar, or both. If you have already installed both, you can disable the menu by going to HKLM...current version\run and deleting the entry for ClassicStartMenu.


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03 Jan 2010   #62
Greg S

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit (6.1, Build 7600)
 
 

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Greg S View Post
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Is that Classic Start Menu part of this installation? I'd like to have the toolbar, copy ui and statusbar without the classic start menu.

During installation you may opt for the menu, the toolbar, or both. If you have already installed both, you can disable the menu by going to HKLM...current version\run and deleting the entry for ClassicStartMenu.
Thank you, most helpful in my decision to try.
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03 Jan 2010   #63
Greg S

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit (6.1, Build 7600)
 
 

Welcome to Classic Shell

OK, I installed it. It's a keeper! Thanks
That copy feature is sweet.
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04 Jan 2010   #64
redrum

Windows 7
 
 

Classic Shell => Work of evil retro genius.

This app solves many issues and in particular the one this thread has been about - getting the size of selected files when you select more than 16...

Keeper? Absolutely.

More features? Sure but it would be good to keep it lightweight!

~Redrum
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05 Jan 2010   #65
Joshatdot

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MakeYourDay View Post
I have been very unhappy with the OP problem as well. A basic Windows function (that even mac has). MS really lit a match in the dynamite shed on this one. Solution: install the open source Windows Classic Explorer:

Welcome to Classic Shell

You will get your classic status bar back , can hide the oversized (and frustratingly unhelpful) Details Pane, and be happy with Windows again. It shows remaining disk size as well as the sum of the size of folder contents/selected files/folders - even in the Recycle Bin. Restores what MS tried to rob us of. I am running it on Win 7 64-bit.

They also have a classic start menu, but I am fine with the Win 7 start menu so I unchecked it during the install.

Now if they only had a donate link! (I am not affiliated with them at all).

Regards and Happy New Year.

MYD
This is awesome! and what W7 should be like!
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13 Jan 2010   #66
theslydog

Windoz 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MakeYourDay View Post
I have been very unhappy with the OP problem as well. A basic Windows function (that even mac has). MS really lit a match in the dynamite shed on this one. Solution: install the open source Windows Classic Explorer:

Welcome to Classic Shell

You will get your classic status bar back , can hide the oversized (and frustratingly unhelpful) Details Pane, and be happy with Windows again. It shows remaining disk size as well as the sum of the size of folder contents/selected files/folders - even in the Recycle Bin. Restores what MS tried to rob us of. I am running it on Win 7 64-bit.

They also have a classic start menu, but I am fine with the Win 7 start menu so I unchecked it during the install.

Now if they only had a donate link! (I am not affiliated with them at all).

Regards and Happy New Year.

MYD
I just signed up to say thanks for this. It was really peeing me off until I found this solution. Well done to the "evil retro genius" who brewed up this little number

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Classic Shell => Work of evil retro genius.
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14 Jan 2010   #67
theslydog

Windoz 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dogcatcher View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Greg S View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MakeYourDay View Post
Is that Classic Start Menu part of this installation? I'd like to have the toolbar, copy ui and statusbar without the classic start menu.

During installation you may opt for the menu, the toolbar, or both. If you have already installed both, you can disable the menu by going to HKLM...current version\run and deleting the entry for ClassicStartMenu.
BTW you do not need to edit the registry to disable the menu. According to the documentation, if you 'shift click' the Orb the original Aero Menu opens. You can also exit the classic menu if you 'right click' on the Orb and select Exit. Both these options work fine.
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14 Jan 2010   #68
Greg S

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit (6.1, Build 7600)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Greg S View Post
Welcome to Classic Shell

OK, I installed it. It's a keeper! Thanks
That copy feature is sweet.
Well on second thought, maybe not. The statusbar info part of it is not working anymore. Everything else I have enabled works fine.
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16 Jan 2010   #69
alchemistmatt

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MakeYourDay View Post
Classic Shell is awesome: http://classicshell.sourceforge.net/

Thank you for sharing the word about this excellent Windows Explorer add-on. I have installed Classic Shell on 64-bit Windows 7 and it is working great. I finally can see at a glance the total size of the files I have selected; this was driving me nuts since I switched to Windows 7 two months ago.
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17 Jan 2010   #70
redrum

Windows 7
 
 

Hey guys and gals, if you remember please give ibeltchev a thumbs up @ sourceforge where the project's hosted: Classic Shell | Get Classic Shell at SourceForge.net

Thanks!

~Red
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