File info in Status Bar in Explorer


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Somewhere along the way, the Status Bar in Windows Explorer on this WinXP
Pro SP2 machine shows only the type and size for any selected file.
It used to show the file creation date and time too.
The same has happened to the pop-up description too.
How does one get the full description back?
Regards and TIA.
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Somewhere along the way, the Status Bar in Windows Explorer on this WinXP
Pro SP2 machine shows only the type and size for any selected file.
It used to show the file creation date and time too.
The same has happened to the pop-up description too.
How does one get the full description back?
Regards and TIA.
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Do you mean the columns are missing? How about the Name column?
Name, Size and Type are enabled by default.

With Explorer open, you can click View, Choose Details and then add
the Date Created and Date Modified (and other fields) and change the
order and width of the columns.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/310297

The popup description when you hover the mouse over an item depends on
the file type (extension).

What is the extension of the file where you think the popup
description is not working, what is missing and what do you think you
should see that you aren't?

Do you have Windows Search 4.0 installed?
 
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Al Falfa

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Somewhere along the way, the Status Bar in Windows Explorer on this
WinXP Pro SP2 machine shows only the type and size for any selected
file. It used to show the file creation date and time too. The same
has happened to the pop-up description too.
How does one get the full description back?

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Edit "InfoTip"s in the Registry.
Start at HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*
"InfoTip"="prop:Name;Size;Attributes;Type;Create;Write"

Search for other "InfoTip"s and modify to suit.

Some other general properties:
Accessed;FileDescription;Company;FileVersion
 
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Al Falfa said:
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Edit "InfoTip"s in the Registry.
Start at HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*
"InfoTip"="prop:Name;Size;Attributes;Type;Create;Write"

Search for other "InfoTip"s and modify to suit.

Some other general properties:
Accessed;FileDescription;Company;FileVersion

That worked perfectly.
I actually used:
"InfoTip"="prop:Name;Size;Created;Modified"
Thanks very much.
:)
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Al Falfa

That worked perfectly. I actually used:
"InfoTip"="prop:Name;Size;Created;Modified" Thanks very much.

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Thank you for responding with the status report.
 
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Addenda at bottom:
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My response at bottom:


That worked perfectly.
I actually used:
"InfoTip"="prop:Name;Size;Created;Modified"
Thanks very much.
:)
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I meant:

"InfoTip"="prop:Name;Size;Create;Write"
 
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