Wednesday, 21 September 2011

Classic explorer UP button / status bar free space

If these questions brought you here, you probably need "Classic Explorer":
- Missing UP button in Windows Explorer
- Missing status bar free space in Windows Explorer

In Windows Vista, Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 / 2008 R2, two of the useful features has been removed from Windows Explorer, they're the "UP" button and "Status bar free space".

Classic Explorer return these features to you, download and install it, the "UP" button and "Free space" will show up the next time you start up Windows Explorer.


After installation and restart Windows Explorer, if the features still doesn't shows up, you might need to enable it. Another reason would be when you're still new with it, you might have accidentally & unconciously disabled it.

Follow these steps to enable/show it:
  1. Open Internet Explorer
  2. Right click on the toolbar and click on "Classics Explorer Bar"

  3. It will prompt and ask whether you want to enable the Add-on, check the "ExplorerBHO class" and click "Enable"

If you're on server and the above doesn't seems to works for you, you might want to enable browser extention as well.
  1. Go to Control Panel > Internet Options > Advanced (tab)
  2. Check the option "Enable third-party browser extensions" and click OK

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