In this how-to guide, learn steps to disable/hide status bar for File Explorer in Windows 10 using Folder Options or via Registry Editor.

In Windows 10, File Explorer‘s status bar displays the number of contents/items on the current page/folder/window. It also gives you options to show contents in list view or as bigger thumbnail view. Overall, the status bar is provided for user convenience. Below screenshot show the status bar in File Explorer. The status bar is enabled by default on Windows 10.

How To Hide Status Bar In File Explorer For Windows 10

If you ever need to disable or hide status bar on your system, this article is for you. You can adopt either of the below mentioned methods to achieve this.

How To Hide Status Bar In File Explorer For Windows 10

Method 1 – Via Folder Options

1. Press W8K + E to open File Explorer.

2. Under File Explorer ribbon, click View > Options > Change folder and search options.

How To Hide Status Bar In File Explorer For Windows 10

3. In Folder Options, switch to View tab. Uncheck Show status bar option, click Apply followed by OK.

How To Hide Status Bar In File Explorer For Windows 10

This should immediately hide status bar in File Explorer. If this doesn’t works for you, try the registry method mentioned below.

Method 2 – Via Registry Editor

Registry Disclaimer: The further steps will involve registry manipulation. Making mistakes while manipulating registry could affect your system adversely. So be careful while editing registry entries and create a System Restore point first.

1. Press W8K + R and put regedit in Run dialog box to open Registry Editor (if you’re not familiar with Registry Editor, then click here). Click OK.

Windows 10 Registry Editor

2. In left pane of Registry Editor window, navigate to following registry key:

 HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced

How To Hide Status Bar In File Explorer For Windows 10

3. Now in the right pane of Advanced registry key, you will found ShowStatusBar registry DWORD (REG_DWORD). This registry DWORD can be used to show/hide status bar in File Explorer for Windows 10. Double click on this registry DWORD to modify its Value data:

How To Hide Status Bar In File Explorer For Windows 10

4. Finally, set the Value data to 1 and click OK to hide status bar in File Explorer. Close Registry Editor and reboot to make changes effective.

After restarting your system, you’ll find that status bar is hidden now.

How To Hide Status Bar In File Explorer For Windows 10

That’s it!

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