thanks for bringing this up OP
Ive always been hovering my items to see the little properties pop up, I loved that bar at the bottom in win7.
I just assumed it was gone in win8. Didn't know i could turn it on (even if it is at the right)
I like it better at the bottom but atleast I have it now. Much better than not at all
I would do the mod but don't like to modify system files so just leaving it. regardless, much happier now with it back. I can actually see some information now