How to Fix Disk Space Usage Bar Missing in Windows 11

Windows Operating System is known for its user friendly interface both to use the computer system and manage it. This include Windows Explorer, a graphical file management utility program that not only help user sort the files present in the system hard disk drive but to move, copy or delete them with ease. With every major update, Windows Explorer got revamped in one way or another, and the same could be said to how it look and feel also.

A major part of the Windows Explorer representation was its Disk Space Usage Bar which shows us how much space is used and how much is left within out hard disk drive (HDD) or any storage device including thumb drive and CD/DVDs. However, with the latest feature update some users have mentioned that Disk Space usage bar missing in Windows 11. The cause of the issue is still unknown and could vary from user to user basis.

If you are one of those user who is facing the issue then don’t worry, the issue is neither very big nor problematic. For that reason, we have listed all the possible solutions and fixes by which this could be resolved in the article below.

How to Sort Out Disk Space Usage Bar Missing Issue

As we said earlier, that the reason could vary from being a temporary bug or glitch to improper registry entry. These are the solution required to fix the issue:

Solution 1: Restart Your Computer

Any operating system could face temporary bugs or glitches and Windows Operating System is no shy of it. And this could be the reason why you are facing such issue.

To solve this all you need to do is completely close all running and background software as well as services and shut down your system. Let the system sit idle for 5-10 minutes and normally start your system once again. After logging in to your computer open Windows Explorer and check if the issue persists.

Solution 2: Modify View Type

In recent days, if you have made changes to the view type in Windows Explorer then this might be the reason behind the issue. If your View type is changed from Tiles to any other option then the disk space usage bar will not show. To make the bar reappear, change the view type by following these steps:

  1. Launch Windows File Explorer on your device.
  2. From the top of the window, find and click on View option.
  3. Now chose Tiles from the context menu.
  4. Close the explorer and open it again to check if the issue was resolved.
Solution 3: Rename the Volume Label

Almost all of us rename our disk drive to make things simple and help when finding stuffs in the computer. But if the label of your volume exceeds three line info including your disk letter and label, disk space usage bar as well as the storage text, then it will be considered too long and the drive will wrap itself because there is no more space left causing the bar to get hidden hence explaining the issue.

To fix this all you need to do is shorten the disk label by right clicking on the volume in question. Then choosing Rename from the list of options and press Enter to save. Otherwise, choose properties from drop down menu and edit the label.

Solution 4: Reset Folder Views

In Folder option, there is a view category by which user can make changes to how the file/folder look and feel in the Windows Explorer such as hide empty drive, hide folder merge conflict and others. Many have reported that the Folder settings get changed back to once the PC is closed and this could be the reason. To resolve this follow these steps:

  1. Press Win + E key simultaneously to open File Explorer.
  2. From the top of the screen, click on three vertical dots.
  3. Choose Options from the drop down menu.
  4. Now move to View tab.
  5. Click on Reset Folder button at the top.
  6. If prompted, then click YES.
  7. This will take your Folder View Settings to factory default.
Solution 5: Change Registry Entry

The last method to bring back space usage bar is to make changes to the registries. This solution is very successful as well as complicated. Follow these instructions on how to do so:

Note: Before making changes to registry entries take a backup before as any improper modification could result in system instability.

  1. Open RUN prompt by pressing Win + R key at the same time.
  2. Type regedit and press OK.
  3. Now locate Computer\HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Drive
  4. From right plane, double click on TileInfo.
  5. Set the Value data to the following.
  6. prop:*System.PercentFull;System.Computer.DecoratedFreeSpace;System.Volume.FileSystem.
  7. Click OK after making the changes.
  8. Restart your computer and the problem should be resolved.

Conclusion

File Manager is an important part of the Windows Operating System and Disk Space Usage bar is one of those feature which might be very big or essential but help in our day to day usage. If you happen to face disk space usage bar missing in Windows 11 issue then don’t worry, we have listed all the possible solutions and their instructions by which it can be resolved without any hassle.

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