This is really driving me nuts. I do a lot of moving media files to and from USB drives, and I am constantly looking to the status bar to see how much remaining space I have on a drive. It's quick, and doesn't involve any clicking. At least, that's what I used to do using Windows XP. Is there a way to get the status bar in Windows 7 to behave in the same way?
I saw in a Wikipedia article that some features have been removed from Windows 7, including these two that seem to be affecting me the most:
- The size of any selected item and free disk space are not shown on the status bar.
- When no items are selected in a folder, neither the details pane nor the status bar show the total size of files in the folder.
Are there any plug-ins or registry tweaks that can be made to return this functionality? If not what is the quickest way to get the remaining space on a drive without having to click on something and leaving the directory you are working in?