How to Show Full Path in Title Bar of Windows 11 File Explorer?

In Windows 11, if you open a folder in File Explorer, you will see only the folder name in the title bar. To display the absolute path, follow the instructions in this growupwindows article.

You can display the full folder path in the File Explorer title bar using File Explorer Options or Registry Editor.

How to Show or Hide Full Path of Folder in Title Bar of Windows 11 File Explorer using File Explorer Options?

In Windows 11, you can make the full path of folders visible or hidden via the File Explorer Options by following these steps:-

Step 1. Very first, open File Explorer Options.

You can do this by clicking Start and typing File Explorer Options. Click the corresponding result.

Step 2. Switch to the View tab when File Explorer Options opens.

Step 3. Check the option “Display the full path in the title bar.”

Step 4. Click the Apply button.

Step 5. Click the OK button.

Now, whenever you open a folder in Windows 11 File Explorer, you’ll see the full path to that folder displayed in the title bar.

How to Display or Hide Full Path of Folder in Title Bar of Windows 11 File Explorer through Registry Editor?

The following steps will guide you through how to use Registry Editor to display or hide the full path of a folder in Windows 11 File Explorer:-

Step 1. First, open Registry Editor.

Step 2. On the left side navigation pane, click the following key:-

 HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\CabinetState

Step 3. On the right side of the “CabinetState” folder, double-click on the FullPath REG_DWORD to edit it.

Step 4. In the “Value data” field, enter the following:-

  • 0: To hide absolute path.
  • 1: To show the absolute path.

Step 5. Click OK.

Step 6. Finally, restart your computer.

The full path of the folder will be displayed or hidden in the title bar of File Explorer once you complete the steps above.

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