Edit: I initially asked about free disk space and selected item size. It has since been pointed out that the selected item size summary is still availiable natively in the details pane. I had read elsewhere (wikipedia) that this was removed along with disk free space, which is not the case. Only free disk space has been completely removed. Selection size is still availiable.
Is there a context menu add-in out there that could show the free disk space of the relevant drive, when you right click? This would go a long way to compensating for one of the only steps backward I’ve discovered in Windows 7 so far. I doubt anyone had created one specifically for this need before Windows 7 because this information was previously easily accessible in the status bar.
I thought about creating one, but it has been a while since I have messed with the Shell API, and I know there are coders out there who could do it faster and better.
If you’ve heard of one, or know of something else to make-up for this Microsoft misstep, I’d appreciate hearing about it.
If MS were listing to the community they would already have a powertoy or add-in of some kind to un-break this. (they could release it unsupported even), as there seem to be many power users that are extremely annoyed by this feature removal decision. If anyone has seen something, please post it here.
As it has been only 4 days since official Windows 7 release, I'll wait at least a week to chose an answer.
Here's a picture of protoype screenshot:
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