How to Show Full Folder Path on File Explorer Title Bar in Windows 10 & 11

Confused about how deep you are in the folder structure? Follow this simple tip and show the full folder path on the File Explorer title bar in Windows.

The File Explorer only shows the directory or folder name on the title bar by default. For example, if you open a folder called WindowsLoop in the “D:\MyFolders\” directory, the File Explorer only shows the folder name. i.e., “WindowsLoop” on the title bar. For most users, seeing just the folder name is pretty good.

However, what if you want to see how deep the target folder is? That is, see the full folder path in the File Explorer at all times. You can make File Explorer show the full folder path on the title bar with a simple tweak.

That way, we don’t have to constantly click the File Explorer address bar every time. This is very helpful to know the actual folder structure when browsing through deep-buried folders.

So, without further ado, let me guide you through the steps to show the full folder path on the File Explorer title bar in Windows 10 and 11 operating systems.

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Show Full Folder Path on File Explorer Title Bar in Windows 10

It is pretty easy to make File Explorer show the full path in Windows 0. All you have to do is select a single checkbox, and you are done.

  1. Open the File Explorer.
  2. Go to the “View” tab.
  3. Click on “Options.”
  4. Go to the “View” tab.
  5. Choose the “Display the full path in the title bar” checkbox.
  6. Click the “Apply” and “Ok” buttons.
  7. With that, you have enabled the full folder path on the File Explorer title bar.

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. Click on the “Options” button appearing on the top right side.

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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.

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That is all. From this point forward, you will see the full path on the File Explorer title bar depending on which folder you are in.

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Show Full Folder Path on File Explorer Title Bar in Windows 11

  1. Open the File Explorer.
  2. Click on the “Menu” icon.
  3. Choose the “Options.”
  4. Go to the “View” tab.
  5. Choose the “Display the full path in the title bar” checkbox.
  6. Click the “Apply” and “Ok” buttons.
  7. With that, you have enabled the full folder path on the File Explorer title bar.

Wrapping Up

One of the main reasons Microsoft chose to hide the full path on the title bar is to make it 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.

I hope that helps. If you are stuck or need some help, comment below, and I will try to help as much as possible.

If you like this article, do check out how to filter and search for files based on their size and how to clear File Explorer address bar history in Windows 10.

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