Windows 10 File Explorer: How to Make Full Folder Path Visible?

In Windows 10, when you open a folder in File Explorer, the title bar only shows the folder name. If you want, you can change Windows 10 to show the absolute path of the folder in the title bar.

The goal of this growupwindows article is to show full folder paths in Windows 10’s File Explorer.

In Windows 10, you can display the full folder path in the File Explorer title bar using at least two methods. The Registry Editor or Folder Options are both available to you. You can make the changes to your PC using any method.

File Explorer in Windows 10: How to make full folder paths visible?

Using Folder Options

You can make the folder full path visible in the title bar of Windows 10 file explorer by following these steps:-

Step 1. Open Folder Options first.

Step 2. On your computer, select the View tab from the Folder Options dialog.

Step 3. Under “Advanced settings,” check the option “Display the full path in the title bar.”

Step 4. Next, click the Apply button.

Step 5. Lastly, click the OK button.

You don’t need to restart your computer after that. Windows 10 File Explorer will display the full path of the folder you open next time.

Through Registry Editor

Follow these steps to apply the setting to show or hide the full path in the title bar of Windows 10 File Explorer through Registry Editor:-

Step 1. First, launch Registry Editor.

Step 2. In the left side pane of Registry Editor, locate the following key:-


Step 3. Double-click on the FullPath REG_DWORD on the right side of the “CabinetState” folder.

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

  • 0: Hide the absolute path.
  • 1: Show the absolute path.

Step 5. Once you have done that, click on OK.

Step 6. To apply the change, restart your computer.

Depending on your preference, Windows 10 will either show or hide the full path of the folder in the title bar of File Explorer.

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