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Display the file size information in Folder Tips using Folder Options, the Registry and Regdevelop

When you move the mouse cursor to a certain folder, by default,  windows displays the file size information as shown below:

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Let’s study how its made using the folder option and Windows registry.

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We’ll unchecked the option at Folder Options window and you’ll see the results that the folders file size information was remove at the Info Tip.

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Windows Registry Location

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced

Registry Value Name: FolderContentsInfoTip

The default value is 1 and when the option was unchecked, it gives a value of 0 and 1 for the option is enabled.

Next, Let’s recreate the said tweak using Regdevelop for our own application using the values above:

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Drag and drop the checkbox control into the form and change the configuration details and pattern them to the registry information above.

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Display the File Size Information for Folders

RegKeyPath1

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced

Value_Name1

FolderContentsInfoTip

ValueData1

1

ValueType1

DWORD

DeleteWhenUnchecked

False

RegKeyPath2

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced

Value_Name2

FolderContentsInfoTip

ValueData2

0

ValueType2

DWORD

Click the Start Button to test the program and afterwards, the Build Now Button to finish creating the application using RegDevelop.

From the tip above, Regdevelop lets you create program in minutes using Windows Registry information. Create your own TweakUI program – Using the development tool Regdevelop Tweakui functions can be duplicated and enhance.

Thanks for reading the tip!

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