[Fix] Disk Space Usage Bar Missing in This PC

In File Explorer, This PC shows the disk space usage information bar underneath the drive-letter when in tiles view mode, the default view setting. If the disk space usage information bar doesn’t show up in your system, as in the image below, this post tells you how to fix this.

Step 1: Reset “This PC” Folder Views

  1. Open File Explorer and click This PC.
  2. From the File menu, click Change folder and search options.
  3. Click the View tab and click Reset Folders.

This resets the This PC view to defaults. Close and open This PC. If that doesn’t help, use these steps:

Step 2: Fix the TileInfo registry value for Drives

  1. Click Start, type Regedit.exe, and press ENTER.
  2. Go to the following branch:
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Drive
  3. In the right-pane, double-click TileInfo registry value and set its value data to:
    prop:*System.PercentFull;System.Computer.DecoratedFreeSpace;System.Volume.FileSystem

    Note: If the TileInfo value is missing, create the value, of type String (REG_SZ) and set the value data as above.

  4. Exit the Registry Editor.Open This PC. The disk space usage information bar should display now.

Disk space usage info (text) missing?

Here is a variation of the above problem. The disk space usage bar may be present, but the free space information (text) may be missing underneath the bar. This is due to a long Volume label, occupying two rows of the tile.



disk space usage free space info missing in this pc
If the above is the case, then right-click on the drive and choose Properties. Keep the volume label short so that it occupies only one row in the tile.

disk space usage free space info missing in this pc


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Ramesh Srinivasan is passionate about Microsoft technologies and he has been a consecutive ten-time recipient of the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional award in the Windows Shell/Desktop Experience category, from 2003 to 2012. He loves to troubleshoot and write about Windows. Ramesh founded Winhelponline.com in 2005.

31 thoughts on “[Fix] Disk Space Usage Bar Missing in This PC”

  1. Great fix, thank you!
    But, before I ‘lost’ mine I also had a (very useful) usage bar displayed for a multi-session dvd, but that is still missing. Any thoughts on how to recover this?
    Thanks in advance

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  2. Thanks alot:) It worked for disk space usage bar but i also have problem with properties, it don’t show disk space and other tabs

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  3. My TileInfo was Showing exactly what you have shown and the REG_SZ was also there but still not working have deleted and renewed it but still not working, and Ideas how to get my bars back.

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    • @Linda: Have you checked the other things such as the drive label length. Also, have you tried resetting folder views?

  4. The solution in my case is that my view was set to Small Icons. Changing it to Tiles fixed the problem (right click -> View -> Tiles).

    Ramesh, I think you should probably put that on the top of your solution list.

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  5. OMG this was driving me insane. All google searches revealed how to completely reset this pc.. not reset “this pc” folder. Thank you!

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  6. Volume label too long, of course! thank you! Have to keep the grid organized, musn’t have one hog more pixels than it should!

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