Restore A Lost Status Bar

When you open Windows Explorer, the status bar maybe absent even if you previously checked 'View->Status Bar' in the menu. To make Windows remember this setting, first close all Explorer windows and then launch just one. Size it the way you want and put a check next to 'Status Bar' in the 'View' menu. Now close the Explorer window by holding down the Shift key while clicking on the X icon at the top right of the window. This tip also works in Internet Explorer.