Show the Finder status bar in OS X 10.8 and later.

The Finder status bar offered a quick reference to how many files/folders existed in the current directory along with your harddrive's available space.

Finder, without the status bar:
Finder without the status bar

Finder, with the status bar:
Finder with the status bar

It turns out that rather than removing it, Apple simply defaulted it to hidden (at least since 10.8).

When Finder is focused, simply go to View > Show Status Bar. Or if you plan on toggling the status bar on/off, simply hit command + / to quickly show or hide the status bar.

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