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Status Bar - Turn On or Off in Windows 8


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Status Bar - Turn On or Off in Windows 8
This tutorial will show how to show or hide the status bar in File Explorer for your user account in Windows 8, Windows RT, Windows 8.1, and Windows RT 8.1.
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How to Show or Hide Status Bar in File Explorer in Windows 8 and 8.1
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This tutorial will show how to show or hide the status bar in File Explorer for your user account in Windows 8, Windows RT, Windows 8.1, and Windows RT 8.1.
How to Show or Hide Status Bar in File Explorer in Windows 8 and 8.1


information   Information
The status bar at the bottom of File Explorer shows you how many items are in an opened folder, how many items are selected, and two icons on the right to select to display items in Details.png details or Large_icons.png large icons view.

This tutorial will show how to show or hide the status bar in File Explorer for your user account in Windows 8, Windows RT, Windows 8.1, and Windows RT 8.1.

Note   Note
This is a global setting applied to all folders, and not just specific folders.


EXAMPLE: Status bar in File Explorer
File_Explorer_Status_Bar.jpg





OPTION ONE
To Show or Hide Status Bar in File Explorer in Folder Options

1. Open Folder Options.​
2. Click/tap on the View tab, and do to step 3 or 4 below for what you would like to do. (see screenshot below)​
3. To Show Status Bar in File Explorer
NOTE: This is the default setting.​
A) Check the Show status bar box, and click/tap on OK.​

4. To Hide Status Bar in File Explorer
A) Uncheck the Show status bar box, and click/tap on OK.​
Folder_Options.jpg




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


Note   Note
The .reg files below are for the registry key and value below.

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

ShowStatusBar DWORD

0 = off
1 = on


1. Do step 2 or 3 below for what you would like to do.​
2. 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.​
Turn_On_Status_Bar_in_File_Explorer.reg
download

3. 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.​
Turn_Off_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 File Explorer is open, then close and reopen it to apply.
8. When finished, you can delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.



That's it,
Shawn


 
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But as we can see, explorer doesn't show file's creation / modifying date in a status bar in Windows 8.1.
How to show this additional information (desirable without using OldNewExplorer)?
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    64-bit Windows 10
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Custom self built
    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K OC'd to 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS Maximus X Code Z370
    Memory
    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    3 x 27" Asus VE278Q
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
    256GB OCZ Vector,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    OCZ Series Gold OCZZ1000M 1000W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
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    Arris SB6190 cable modem,
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    Lumia 1520 phone