Windows Explorer Status Bar


  1.    23 Jul 2007 #1
    Ash Guest

    Windows Explorer Status Bar


    In Windows XP when browsing folders the status bar would list the
    total amount of files in the current folder and the total size of the
    files in that folder. In Vista I get the total amount of files in the
    folder but the disk free space, how do I set Vista to display the
    total size of all files in the current folder I am viewing?

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  2.    23 Jul 2007 #2
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    Re: Windows Explorer Status Bar


    Quote Originally Posted by Ash View Post
    In Windows XP when browsing folders the status bar would list the
    total amount of files in the current folder and the total size of the
    files in that folder. In Vista I get the total amount of files in the
    folder but the disk free space, how do I set Vista to display the
    total size of all files in the current folder I am viewing?
    Hi Ash,

    If you have "Show pop-up description for folder and desktop items" checked in Folder Options, then you can hover your mouse pointer over the folder and the pop-up will show you how much space the whole folder takes.

    Shawn
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  3.    23 Jul 2007 #3
    Ash Guest

    Re: Windows Explorer Status Bar


    On Jul 24, 1:11 pm, brink <brink.2u7...@no-mx.forums.net> wrote:
    > Ash;393870 Wrote:
    >
    > > In Windows XP when browsing folders the status bar would list the
    > > total amount of files in the current folder and the total size of the
    > > files in that folder. In Vista I get the total amount of files in the
    > > folder but the disk free space, how do I set Vista to display the
    > > total size of all files in the current folder I am viewing?

    >
    > Hi Ash,
    >
    > If you have "Show pop-up description for folder and desktop items"
    > checked in Folder Options, then you can hover your mouse pointer over
    > the folder and the pop-up will show you how much space the whole folder
    > takes.
    >
    > Shawn
    >
    > --
    > brink
    >
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    I have that enabled, thanks. I wish we could get the old functionality
    back.

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  4.    24 Jul 2007 #4
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    Re: Windows Explorer Status Bar


    Quote Originally Posted by Ash View Post
    I have that enabled, thanks. I wish we could get the old functionality
    back.
    Ash,

    So do I. It was a lot more useful.
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  5.    26 Jul 2007 #5
    cquirke (MVP Windows shell/user) Guest

    Re: Windows Explorer Status Bar


    On Tue, 24 Jul 2007 02:04:46 -0500, brink
    >Ash;393913 Wrote:


    >> I have that enabled, thanks. I wish we could get the old functionality
    >> back.


    >So do I. It was a lot more useful.


    You can - you just have to re-invoke the old Menu bar, as the new UI
    doesn't UI the "Status Bar" change. I too prefer the old Status Bar
    to the larger space-wasting Vista replacement.

    Try pressing Alt and see if the old menu pops back, else grope around
    in the new UI to find a way to show it again.

    Things I love in Vista's Explorer...
    - "bread crumbs" drop-down navigation
    - List View with column headers for faster sorting
    - rename now does not select the file name extension
    - drag-n-drop now tips you as to where you are dropping things



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