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How to Hide or Show Status Bar in File Explorer in Windows 10

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The status bar at the bottom of File Explorer will show you how many items are in and selected for the currently opened folder. The two buttons below are also available on the right side of the status bar.
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This tutorial will show you how to hide or show the status bar in File Explorer for your account in Windows 10.

Note   Note
Setting the status bar to hide or show in File Explorer is a global setting that is applied to all folders, and not just in the current folder.


CONTENTS:
  • Option One: To Show or Hide Status Bar in File Explorer using Folder Options
  • Option Two: To Show or Hide Status Bar in File Explorer using a REG file


EXAMPLE: Status bar in File Explorer
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Hide or Show Status Bar in File Explorer in Windows 10 OPTION ONE Hide or Show Status Bar in File Explorer in Windows 10
To Show or Hide Status Bar in File Explorer using Folder Options

1. Open Folder Options.

2. Click/tap on the View tab, check (default) or uncheck Show status bar in "Advanced settings" for what you want, and click/tap on OK. (see screenshot below)

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Hide or Show Status Bar in File Explorer in Windows 10 OPTION TWO Hide or Show Status Bar in File Explorer in Windows 10
To Show or Hide Status Bar in File Explorer using a REG file

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The .reg files below will modify the DWORD value in the registry key below.

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced

ShowStatusBar DWORD

0 = Hide
1 = Show


1. Do step 2 (hide) or step 3 (show) below for what you would like to do.


 2. To Hide Status Bar in File Explorer

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

Hide_Status_Bar_in_File_Explorer.reg

download


 3. To Show Status Bar in File Explorer

NOTE: This is the default setting.

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

Show_Status_Bar_in_File_Explorer.reg

download

4. Save the .reg file to your desktop.

5. Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.

6. If prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

7. If you currently have File Explorer open, then close and reopen or navigate to another folder to apply.

8. If you like, you can now delete the downloaded .reg file.


That's it,
Shawn