Windows 10: Recycle Bin Status Bar doesn't always show total size Solved

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  1. Posts : 104
    windows 10 professional 64-bit
       03 Mar 2018 #1

    Recycle Bin Status Bar doesn't always show total size


    Using Windows 10 Pro, version 1709. Normally, when you open the recycle bin & select several items, the status bar shows the number of items selected & the combined size. I discovered that if one or more of the items selected happens to be a file folder, the status bar stops showing the total size, but continues to show the total number of items selected. This is true whether the size of the folder is zero or not.

    I performed the same test in Windows XP, & the total size continued to be shown.

    Can anyone reproduce this?
    Is there a registry tweak that can change this?

    Thanks,
    Phil
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  2. Posts : 12,854
    Windows 10 (Pro and Insider Pro)
       05 Mar 2018 #2

    phrab said: View Post
    Using Windows 10 Pro, version 1709. Normally, when you open the recycle bin & select several items, the status bar shows the number of items selected & the combined size. I discovered that if one or more of the items selected happens to be a file folder, the status bar stops showing the total size, but continues to show the total number of items selected. This is true whether the size of the folder is zero or not.

    I performed the same test in Windows XP, & the total size continued to be shown.

    Can anyone reproduce this?
    Is there a registry tweak that can change this?

    Thanks,
    Phil
    It is showing folder sizes for me. But not in status bar. Don't think it's possible
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  3. Posts : 104
    windows 10 professional 64-bit
    Thread Starter
       05 Mar 2018 #3

    AndreTen said: View Post
    It is showing folder sizes for me. But not in status bar. Don't think it's possible
    I can get individual folder sizes in the "size" column. Is that what you're saying? But you can't select everything in the recycle bin & get a total size of what's in the bin (unless you have no folders in the bin) the way you could in Windows XP. Wonder why they took that out. Wish there was a way to modify that.
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  4. Posts : 33,835
    Triple boot - Win 10 Pro, Win 10 Pro Insider (2) - (and a sprinkling of VMs)
       05 Mar 2018 #4

    phrab said: View Post
    I can get individual folder sizes in the "size" column. Is that what you're saying? But you can't select everything in the recycle bin & get a total size of what's in the bin (unless you have no folders in the bin) the way you could in Windows XP. Wonder why they took that out. Wish there was a way to modify that.
    @phrab

    I did a test, and it does, in fact, include the size of the folder. I duped a folder onto my Desktop, then deleted it. just contains a bunch of icons ~33MB. The size of the folder is included in the total size as indicated at the bottom on status bar. So, it does work. Not sure why not for you, though.


    Folder size:
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	2018-03-05_15h17_06.png 
Views:	4 
Size:	154.3 KB 
ID:	179600

    Total size:
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	2018-03-05_15h22_15.png 
Views:	4 
Size:	107.9 KB 
ID:	179601

    P.S. - Don't have any items "Focused", or that will be the total you see.
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  5. Posts : 12,854
    Windows 10 (Pro and Insider Pro)
       05 Mar 2018 #5

    f14tomcat said: View Post
    @phrab

    I did a test, and it does, in fact, include the size of the folder. I duped a folder onto my Desktop, then deleted it. just contains a bunch of icons ~33MB. The size of the folder is included in the total size as indicated at the bottom on status bar. So, it does work. Not sure why not for you, though.


    Folder size:
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	2018-03-05_15h17_06.png 
Views:	4 
Size:	154.3 KB 
ID:	179600

    Total size:
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	2018-03-05_15h22_15.png 
Views:	4 
Size:	107.9 KB 
ID:	179601

    P.S. - Don't have any items "Focused", or that will be the total you see.
    TC, you have extra Status bar. I don't have that. Is this bar from any third party app? Classic shell perhaps?

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	image.png 
Views:	2 
Size:	24.6 KB 
ID:	179609
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  6. Posts : 33,835
    Triple boot - Win 10 Pro, Win 10 Pro Insider (2) - (and a sprinkling of VMs)
       05 Mar 2018 #6

    AndreTen said: View Post
    TC, you have extra Status bar. I don't have that. Is this bar from any third party app? Classic shell perhaps?

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	image.png 
Views:	2 
Size:	24.6 KB 
ID:	179609
    Change your view to tiles or something other than Details, and see what you get.

    Oh, I see what you're saying. Might be QtTabbar
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  7. Posts : 12,854
    Windows 10 (Pro and Insider Pro)
       05 Mar 2018 #7

    f14tomcat said: View Post
    Change your view to tiles or something other than Details, and see what you get.
    Did that already. I have only simple Status bar, yours (second, at bottom is more like Windows 7 Status bar...)

    Maybe OldNewExplorer is solution, just don't know if it works in Recycle bin too
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  • Posts : 33,835
    Triple boot - Win 10 Pro, Win 10 Pro Insider (2) - (and a sprinkling of VMs)
       05 Mar 2018 #8

    AndreTen said: View Post
    Did that already. I have only simple Status bar, yours (second, at bottom is more like Windows 7 Status bar...)

    Maybe OldNewExplorer is solution, just don't know if it works in Recycle bin too
    Might be from Classic Shell. I'm so used to seeing it, I never took much notice.
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  • Posts : 12,854
    Windows 10 (Pro and Insider Pro)
       05 Mar 2018 #9

    f14tomcat said: View Post
    Might be from Classic Shell. I'm so used to seeing it, I never took much notice.
    Now phrab has something to test :) No solution with Explorer, but three optional applications to try.
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  • Posts : 33,835
    Triple boot - Win 10 Pro, Win 10 Pro Insider (2) - (and a sprinkling of VMs)
       05 Mar 2018 #10

    AndreTen said: View Post
    Now phrab has something to test :) No solution with Explorer, but three optional applications to try.
    @AndreTen is it this? I have it set.

    Hide or Show Status Bar in File Explorer in Windows 10 Windows 10 Tutorials
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