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    Hide or Show Status Bar in File Explorer in Windows 10

    How to Hide or Show Status Bar in File Explorer in Windows 10
    Published by Category: General Tips
    16 Jan 2020
    Designer Media Ltd


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


    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.
    Hide or Show Status Bar in File Explorer in Windows 10-details.png (Ctrl+Shift+6) = Change current folder layout to details view.
    Hide or Show Status Bar in File Explorer in Windows 10-large_icons.png (Ctrl+Shift+2) = Change current folder layout to large icons view.

    This tutorial will show you how to hide or show the status bar in File Explorer for your account in Windows 10.

    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
    Hide or Show Status Bar in File Explorer in Windows 10-file_explorer_status_bar.jpg






    OPTION ONE

    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)

    Hide or Show Status Bar in File Explorer in Windows 10-show_status_bar_folder_options.png






    OPTION TWO

    To Show or Hide Status Bar in File Explorer using a REG file


    The downloadable .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

    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 When 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




  1. Posts : 7
    Windows 10 Home 64-bit
       #1

    Thank you


    How you know and remember all these little techniques is beyond me. Thank you, though. I have been a follower since Windows 7 and your forum has never failed me.

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  3. Posts : 6
    windows 10
       #3

    My status bar has been missing since the July 2019 Win 10 update. I have tried both of these things, and it still won't come back!
    Something new is going on and I can't figure it out.
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    Hello @Prof59,

    Please go ahead and post a screenshot of your File Explorer to see if anything may stand out as a cause.

    Any 3rd party programs installed that would affect File Explorer? For example: Classic Shell.
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  5. Posts : 593
    Windows 10 - 1809
       #5

    Those keystroke commands are awesome and greatly appreciated. As someone who prefers detailed view 99% of the time, I can't imagine why I never researched this before. Thanks for improving my enjoyment factor while using Windows. Cheers,

    Michael
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  7. Posts : 6
    windows 10
       #7

    Brink said:
    Hello @Prof59,

    Please go ahead and post a screenshot of your File Explorer to see if anything may stand out as a cause.

    Any 3rd party programs installed that would affect File Explorer? For example: Classic Shell.
    I don't use any 3rd party things that should affect it, and if Windows Shell is on, it happened without my permission. I do use Winaero Tweaker to restore font size to a legible level after updates, but it doesn't control the status bar setting.

    Thanks

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  8. Brink's Avatar
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       #8

    @Prof59,

    Have you already manually verified if the registry settings were applied?
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  9. Posts : 6
    windows 10
       #9

    Brink said:
    @Prof59,
    Have you already manually verified if the registry settings were applied?
    Yes, I led with that, but here's a pic. Also a pic of the folder setting. I can't think of anything else to take a screenshot for.

    Hide or Show Status Bar in File Explorer in Windows 10-status-reg.jpg
    Hide or Show Status Bar in File Explorer in Windows 10-folder-setting.jpg
    Thanks.
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