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Windows 7: Windows Explorer - File info display

16 Oct 2009   #11
Antman

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ECH View Post
...Let me elaborate a bit. If that information can be shown in the status bar of Computer it should also be available as an option in Windows Explorer. There, I hope that makes it clear for you.
You can catch more flies with honey than you can with vinegar. Or, you could use a bloody carcass.


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16 Oct 2009   #12
ECH

Win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by logicearth View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ECH View Post
Let me elaborate a bit. If that information can be shown in the status bar of Computer it should also be available as an option in Windows Explorer. There, I hope that makes it clear for you .
While that information is shown on the [My] Computer screen this information does not come from scanning the file system tree. Instead it uses the far more accurate and faster method of counting the number of filed bits used in the bitmap of the HDD.
Which is fine, thus providing more accuarate information then the status bar on XP's windows explorer. Which all the more reason to allow for this as an option in windows explorer's status bar for Win7.



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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ECH View Post
...Let me elaborate a bit. If that information can be shown in the status bar of Computer it should also be available as an option in Windows Explorer. There, I hope that makes it clear for you.
You can catch more flies with honey than you can with vinegar. Or, you could use a bloody carcass.
True if I was attempting to catch flies. However, I was responding to what appeared to me to be miscommunication worded in a way which was not what I consider "friendly". So the correct analogy would be to do unto others as you would have them do unto you.
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16 Oct 2009   #13
SquonkSC

Win7 Build 7600 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ECH View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kari View Post
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I still haven't got use to not having HD information (free Space, etc) in Windows Explorer's Status Bar. If anything I was expecting more information from the Status Bar.
Image 1 is a XP My Computer window with status bar. Image 2 is My Computer window from Seven.

Could you please tell me what is the info you don't find in Seven but which is available in XP?

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Kari
Although I risk discussing this with you because you clearly show you don't understand what I talking about. However, I want to make sure that I'm clear on the issue if nothing more then for my own satisfaction (regardless if you get it or not). I want that information in window explorer's Status Bar without having to click on another window or highlight files/folder then going into property to get the information. I didn't say nor implied that the information wasn't available in Win7. However, that is how you replied to me. That's why I said earlier you do not understand my post. What was said is that I want that information in windows explorer's status bar just like you've shown in XP.

Let me elaborate a bit. If that information can be shown in the status bar of Computer it should also be available as an option in Windows Explorer. There, I hope that makes it clear for you .
You shouldn't blame it on Kari that he doesn't understand it.

You were unclear, and you still are, even after your not so elaborate elaboration.

You are aware that this icon means sarcastic?
If you want to continue receiving help I suggest you don't use that icon unless it's appropriate, which it seldom is.

Your post was and I quote:
I still haven't got use to not having HD information (free Space, etc) in Windows Explorer's Status Bar.

Kari showed you two comparative screenshots which show you the diskpace/freespace is shown when you click on the drive.
Both in XP and Win7.

In XP when you click on the drive in the left pane of the explorer, you see only the free space.
In Win7 you will see nothing.

Is that what you mean?

If not, try to explain your problem by posting some screenshots.

Greetings
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16 Oct 2009   #14
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ECH View Post
Which is fine, thus providing more accuarate information then the status bar on XP's windows explorer. Which all the more reason to allow for this as an option in windows explorer's status bar for Win7.
There is just one problem. Counting up the filled bits in the $bitmap works for finding out the used space of the drive. It does not work for directory trees. Those must be computed the old fashion way. And doing it the old fashion way is expensive.

The Old New Thing : Why doesn't the file system have a function that tells you the number of files in a directory?
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16 Oct 2009   #15
ECH

Win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by logicearth View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ECH View Post
Which is fine, thus providing more accuarate information then the status bar on XP's windows explorer. Which all the more reason to allow for this as an option in windows explorer's status bar for Win7.
There is just one problem. Counting up the filled bits in the $bitmap works for finding out the used space of the drive. It does not work for directory trees. Those must be computed the old fashion way. And doing it the old fashion way is expensive.
Odd, I don't see it as a problem from the status bar of Computer albeit similar but not the same information (ie: graphical bar, etc). Having that would provide something for users like myself who use it.
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16 Oct 2009   #16
SquonkSC

Win7 Build 7600 x86
 
 

From computer in the left pane you only see the drive info of the drive that is selected

When you open the explorer and click on computer for the first time,
you won't get drive info at all, but info on your computer.

Only after you once selected a partition in the right pane,
you'll get drive info when you return to computer.

Hence, it remembers the last thing you selected when you were in the computer.

Hope this makes sense.
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16 Oct 2009   #17
ECH

Win7
 
 

Yes, it does and I appreciate the information. However, it is of my own opinion that having similar information from the status bar of Computer available as an option for the status bar of Windows Explorer would be useful for users like myself who need to know such information based on how we use our PC. Perhaps an added ability to click on the status bar that would update it for example could be an added benefit.
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16 Oct 2009   #18
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

* is currently completely lost about what is being asked for now... *
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16 Oct 2009   #19
SquonkSC

Win7 Build 7600 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by logicearth View Post
* is currently completely lost about what is being asked for now... *
Lost me too.

Especially what XP did different in this matter?

Screenshots please, or I'm 10-7
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16 Oct 2009   #20
Kari

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 

ECH, it is true I misunderstood your post. I have no other excuse, only that mostly posts in this thread criticizing win7 compare it to XP. I wrongly assumed you mean that, too.

Because I didn't understand what you meant, I took two snips and posted them, asking what is the info you can not find.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ECH View Post
True if I was attempting to catch flies. However, I was responding to what appeared to me to be miscommunication worded in a way which was not what I consider "friendly". So the correct analogy would be to do unto others as you would have them do unto you.
English is a foreign language to me. I was one of those not so bright students, listening more rock music than my English teachers. Hopefully somebody can now tell me how to be polite in English (as was my meaning), when this is considered "not friendly":
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kari View Post
Could you please tell me what is the info you don't find in Seven but which is available in XP?
I am really sorry I misunderstood you. I am also very pleased you edited your comments about me; even I'm the culprit here I think an honest misunderstanding is not a reason to be sarcastic.

I promise to read your posts more carefully in the future, doing everything I can not to offend you by misunderstanding.

Kari
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