Show total size like in XP?

wfz

Senior Member
#1
In XP, if you highlight a file or multiple files, it will show the total size in the status bar. What settings I can change to make Windows 7 do that?

Thanks,
 


Saltgrass

Excellent Member
Microsoft Community Contributor
#2
In XP, if you highlight a file or multiple files, it will show the total size in the status bar. What settings I can change to make Windows 7 do that?

Thanks,
My install seems to do that. I do have them listed with the "Details" option for viewing. But as I select files, or folders, the number changes and the size changes with it.

Maybe a snipping tool picture attached using the paperclip on advanced replies would help explain your situation.
 


#3
In your folder, click on Organise at the top left.

Go to Layout, enable the Details Pane.

That will bring up a pane along the bottom of the folder showing details of any file or multiple files selected, including size.
 


wfz

Senior Member
#4
Details pane works half-way but better than nothing. It displays the total size if it's 15 items or less. If it's over, you can click "More details" but it won't display anything if it's way over 15. Secondly, it takes ~ 1/2 inch space. While status bar is unused. Is there a setting to bring the XP function back? it seems Saltgrass has the feature on. I have "Display file size information in folder tips" on in Folder Options.
 


#5
Are you sure? I have folders with hundreds of items in, still lets me click 'more info' to see the total size when I select them all (but not when a subfolder is selected).

Alternatively, you can select the necessary files and go to properties on the context menu, though that's not ideal.
 


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