Windows File Explorer is one of the most powerful and useful tools. In this quick guide, let me show how you can force File Explorer to show the full path on the title bar.
By default, the File Explorer only shows the directory or folder name on the title bar. However, with a simple tweak, you can make File Explorer show the full folder path. This is very helpful to know the actual folder structure when you are browsing through deep-buried folders.
Of course, you can always click on the address bar to see the full path. However, with this method, you can get the same information with one less click.
Show Full Path on File Explorer Title Bar
It is pretty easy to make File Explorer show full path. All you have to do is select a single checkbox and you are done.
1. First, press Win + E to open the File Explorer. You can also search for it in the start menu or click on the File Explorer icon on the taskbar.
2. After opening the File Explorer, click on the "View" tab. This action will show additional options. Here, click on the "Options" button appearing to the top right side.
3. The above action will open the File Explorer Options window. Here, navigate to the "View" tab. Under Advanced Settings, select the "Display the full path in the title bar" checkbox.
4. Finally, click on the "Apply" and "Ok" checkboxes to save changes.
That is all. From this point forward, you will see the full path on File Explorer title bar depending on which folder you are in.
Keep in mind that one of the main reasons why Microsoft chose to hide full path on the title bar is to make it a bit more readable and pretty. So, by enabling the full path setting, you will be making the File Explorer title bar a bit more cluttered.
That being said, if you like to have a bit more information on your current folder then the trade-off is pretty reasonable.
Hope that helps. If you are stuck or need some help, comment below and I will try to help as much as possible.
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