How to Disable Status Bar in Windows 10 File Explorer?

The File Explorer of Windows 10 is appealing responsive for all the users, and it also carries a lot of latest features. It always allows there users tons of customization either it is done just by changing all the settings or by changing the value of a Registry key or Group Policy Modifications.

About the File Explorer Status Bar Display

The Status Bar is always available at the bottom of the file explorer. It shows the users that how many times are there in the folder and also how many times you have selected something. It displayed all information which all about each item and can easily display items by using large thumbnails with just one click.

Here we will illustrate you how to enable or disable Status Bar in Windows 10 File Explorer. But we advise you to follow the given methods in ascending order as it will save your much time and take fewer efforts. The given methods are easy to understand and follow.

Steps to Disable Status Bar in File Explorer in Windows 10

In the article, we will cover three methods to disable the Status Bar in Windows 10 File explorer easily. From all these methods, first, you need to try one if that selected method doesn’t work then try some other one. These are as follows:

  1. By using Folder Options.
  2. Using the Registry Editor.

Method-1: Using Folder Options

Start the process by opening the file explorer after that continue the process:

  1. Press ALT + F keys together on your keyboard.
  2. Then, click on the Options tab.
  3. After that, confirm that you are on the View tab.
  4. Now, in the first list, search for the Show Status Bar option.
  5. By default, it shows enabled on the screen, but if you Uncheck it, then the Status Bar is automatically “Disabled.”
  6. Lastly, click on the Apply option.
  7. Finally, click on the OK tab to finish the process.

Method-2: Using the Registry Editor

  1. Press the WINKEY + R button together on the keyboard to open the Run option on the screen.
  2. Type the word ‘regedit’.
  3. Then, press the Enter tab.
  4. Once the Registry Editor opened on your screen, go to the following key-
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced
  1. Now, right-click on the ‘Advanced’ option.
  2. Then, choose New and then select DWORD (32 bit) Value.
  3. Alternatively, name the newly created DWORD as ShowStatusBar.
  4. Double-click on the ShowStatusBar option and change its value to 0 to disable it.
  5. Now, if the DWORD already exists on your computer, then modify it.
  6. Finally, restart your system, so that the changes can take effects.

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