Jun 19 2007

Viewing the Status Bar in Windows Explorer

lightbulbpng2.pngTo see the number of files in a folder and amount of disk space thats left in the bottom of a Windows Explorer window you have to turn on the Status bar (its off by default) here’s how.

First make sure you have Menus turned on in Windows Explorer. If you see File Edit View Tools and Help near the top of Windows Explorer your set. If not you need to turn on show Menus.

  1. Click Start
  2. Control Panel
  3. Appearance and Personalization
  4. Folder Options
  5. View tab
  6. Check always show menus


Now that we have the Menus turned on lets turn on the Status bar.
Open up Windows Explorer. Go to Start – scroll up to Windows Explorer.

1. Click a folder in the left pane.

2. Click the View menu and select Status Bar. This turns the status bar on, but only for that folder.

3. Click the Tools menu and select Folder Options.

4. Click the View tab.

Under Folder Views, click the Apply To Folders button. This makes the view you just selected apply to all folders of the same type.

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    1 Comments on this post


    1. Reuben Lane said:

      I lost my status bar, but got it back. However it only tells items and not amount of free space like before. Any ideas that could help?

      September 16th, 2010 at 3:37 pm


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