How to enable or disable the status bar in File Explorer in Windows 10

Windows File Explorer is quite responsive and has a lot of features. It allows a ton of customizations either by changing settings or changing the value of a registry key or a Group Policy change. Today we will show you how to enable or disable Status Bar in File explorer on Windows 10.

What does the File Explorer status bar display

The status bar is located at the bottom of the explorer. It shows you how many items are in the folder and how many items you have selected. It also displays information about each item and can display items using large thumbnails with one click.

Disable the status bar in Explorer on Windows 10

We will cover the following methods to enable or disable status bar in File Explorer in Windows 10:

  1. Using folder options.
  2. Using the registry editor.
  3. Using Ultimate Windows Tweaker.

1]Using folder options

Start by opening File Explorer. Then press the ALT + F combination of keys on your keyboard. Now click on Options.

Make sure you are on the tab titled See. In the list that fills up, find Show status bar.

It is enabled by default. If you uncheck this you will have the status bar disabled.

Finally, click on Apply and then on OKAY.

2]Using the registry editor

Press the WINKEY + R button combination to launch the Run utility, type regedit and press Enter. With Registry Editor open, navigate to the following key:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER Software Microsoft Windows CurrentVersion Explorer Advanced

Now right click on Advanced and select New> DWORD (32-bit) Value.

Name this newly created DWORD as Show status bar. Double click on it and change its value to 0 to turn it off. To activate it, you must set its value to 1.

If the DWORD already exists, you need to modify it.

Restart your computer for the changes to take effect.

3]Use Ultimate Windows Tweaker

Our Ultimate Windows Tweaker lets you do this with the click of a mouse. You can find its setting under Personalization> File Explorer.

More tips on Windows File Explorer here.

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