The status bar in any window displays the status and the important information about any of the selected items in that window. Although, this feature is highly useful but some of the Windows 10 users do not like it as the status bar occupies some additional screen space. In this article, we will explain to you the methods through which you can enable or disable the status bar according to your own choice in the File Explorer in Windows 10.

Enabling or Disabling the Status Bar in the File Explorer in Windows 10

In order to enable or disable the status bar in the File Explorer in Windows 10, you can make use of any of the two methods listed below:

Method # 1:

In this method, we will tell you how you can enable or disable the status bar in the File Explorer by using the Ribbon menu in Windows 10. For doing this, you will need to perform the following steps:

Type file explorer in the search section of your taskbar and click on the search result to launch the file explorer window. The newly opened File Explorer window is shown in the following image:

Click on the View tab as highlighted in the image shown above.

Now click on the Options dropdown list as highlighted in the image shown below:

Click on the option saying, “Change folder and search options” from the Options dropdown list as shown in the following image:

As soon as you will click on it, the Folder Options window will appear on your screen as shown in the image below:

Now click on the View tab from the Folder Options window as highlighted in the image shown above.

Check or uncheck the checkbox corresponding to the field saying “Show status bar” in order to enable or disable the status bar in the File Explorer in Windows 10 as highlighted in the following image:

Finally, click on the Apply button and then click on the OK button in order to save your settings.

Method # 2:

In this article, we will tell you how you can enable or disable the status bar in the File Explorer using the Registry Editor in Windows 10. For doing this, you will need to perform the following steps:

Type regedit in the search section of your taskbar and click on the search result to launch the registry editor window. The newly opened Registry Editor window is shown in the following image:

Now type the following address in the search bar of your Registry Editor window:

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

This address is also highlighted in the image shown below:

Double click on the “ShowStatusBar” field as highlighted in the following image:

As soon as you will click on it, the Edit DWORD (32-bit) Value dialogue box will pop up on your Registry Editor window as shown in the image below:

Type “1” or “0” in the Value Data textbox if you want to enable or disable the status bar in the File Explorer in Windows 10 as highlighted in the image shown above.

Finally, click on the OK button and then close the Registry Editor in order to save your settings.

Conclusion

By following any of the two methods discussed in this article, you can easily enable or disable the status bar in the File Explorer in Windows 10. Both of these methods are highly effective but you need to be very careful while using the Registry Editor as messing up with it can cause serious problems with your operating systems.

 

How to Enable or Disable the Status Bar in the File Explorer in Windows 10
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