Windows 10: Microsoft removed/permanently disabled the Status bar in File Explorer

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    Triple boot - Win 10 Pro, Win 10 Pro Insider (2) - (and a sprinkling of VMs)
       1 Week Ago #21

    thewizardoz said: View Post
    That's correct.
    I have enabled it while in Explorer, also in File Explorer Options as well as the Explorer registry key but still no Status bar!
    If I enable the Details Pane - View while in Explorer that adds another panel with an icon in it to Explorer on the righthand side of your screen that takes up 1/4 to 1/3 of your Explorer screen. That's far more screen than the old thin Status Bar along the bottom of screen.
    As an experiment, create another local dirt-dumb user account, and see what it does.
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    Win10 Home and Pro, Win10 Insider Preview, WinXP Home Premium, Linux Mint
       1 Week Ago #22

    One of my current IP computers:
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    A note: the Snipping Tool is gone just as promised/warned.
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    Windows 10 Pro X64 17134.191
       1 Week Ago #23

    Status bar is there and can be turned on and off as always for me. ALso the Snipping tool is still there but give you a warning that it will be removed in a future update. This is on 17733.rs5.

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    Win10 Home and Pro, Win10 Insider Preview, WinXP Home Premium, Linux Mint
       1 Week Ago #24

    I just got Build 17735 on 2 IP computers, 1 had the Snipping Tool removed and the 2nd had it removed but the icon on the Taskbar remained but was dead.
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    10 Home x64 (1803) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       1 Week Ago #25

    If you want, you can keep a copy of the snipping tool from earlier versions and run that. Same goes for MS Paint, as I said here.

    You simply need to take copies of two files for each app while you still can. These are the *.exe and its associated *.mui, to be found in a subfolder appropriate to the base language of your Windows install (en-US, en-GB or whatever). Put the .exe in any folder you want and the .mui in a subfolder with the name of the language.
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  6.    1 Week Ago #26

    Save copies of the two files with red arrows pointing to them in the following screencap. You can put those files in their current locations in future versions of Windows 10, even after Snipping Tool has been removed.

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    That should do it!
    HTH,
    --Ed--
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    10 Home x64 (1803) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       6 Days Ago #27

    EdTittel said: View Post
    You can put those files in their current locations in future versions of Windows 10, even after Snipping Tool has been removed.
    They work if you put them in any location. The only requirement is that the .mui is in an en-us folder in the folder you put the .exe (or en-gb in my case).

    I keep all my 'historic' .exe files (MS Paint being another) in an 'Old Windows apps' folder I created in Program Files then pin them to the taskbar or Start so I can easily run them. I prefer not to put them in their original locations as they may well get removed by the next Features Update to 1809.

    In fact, you can have several versions in different folder and run them simultaneously - even using a 32-bit one in an x64 machine. Here's two different vintages of MS Paint on an x64 PC, the older one is x86, copied from another PC.

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