Two status bars in file explorer, want to hide one of them?


  1. Posts : 2
    windows 10
       #1

    Two status bars in file explorer, want to hide one of them?


    Hello everyone
    For some reason I have two status bars (i think that's what its called) on file in Windows 10 home edition on my laptop :/
    I know how to hide the top one, but the white one on the bottom wont go away no matter what I do
    I would like to get rid of the bottom one because its pretty redundant for one
    but also it doesn't match the rest of the theme
    please, what should I do?
    thank you for reading this
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  2. Ztruker's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro X64 21H1 19043.1110
       #2

    Are you using a Start Menu replacement, Classic Shell, Open Shell, Start10, etc?

    The top status bar is the normal one, the bottom one is from something other than the standard File Explorer.
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  3. Posts : 2
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    Thread Starter
       #3

    Ah! Thank you for replying :'( yes I am using classic shell, could that be what's causing it?
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  4. dalchina's Avatar
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    Win 10 Pro (1903)
       #4

    Could be the Status bar of Classic Shell explorer.

    You can, for example...
    - install the program without classic shell explorer (e.g. just the start menu)
    - choose not to show that status bar (option)
    - choose not to show file explorer's status bar (option)

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  5. Plankton's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro
       #5

    starryheavens said:
    Ah! Thank you for replying :'( yes I am using classic shell, could that be what's causing it?
    You are aware the Classic Shell is no longer being supported.....for almost 2 years now. I'd start looking at Start 10.
    It does have a 30 day free trial.
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  6. dalchina's Avatar
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    Win 10 Pro (1903)
       #6

    More correctly, Open Shell has superceded Classic Shell, although a number have commented CS still works.
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  7. Ztruker's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro X64 21H1 19043.1110
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    Open Shell works fine (as does Classic Shell actually as dalchina said).

    I prefer Start10, maybe because I paid $4.95 for it and I'm going to get my monies worth (been using it since the first Win 10 pre-aplha).
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