By default, when you open a folder in File Explorer in Windows 11, you will see the folder name alone in the title bar of File Explorer. However, if you want to display the absolute path of your current location, this gearupwindows article will guide you.
You can display the full folder path in the File Explorer title bar using File Explorer Options or Registry Editor. We will review both the methods, and you can use either.
How to Show or Hide Full Path of Folder in Title Bar of Windows 11 File Explorer using File Explorer Options?
To make the folder full path visible or hidden in the title bar of Windows 11 file explorer through the File Explorer Options, use these steps:-
Step 1. First, open File Explorer Options.
To do that, click on the
Step 2. When File Explorer Options opens, switch to the
Step 3. Check the option “Display the full path in the title bar.”
Step 4. Click
Step 5. Click
That’s it. The changes are immediate, so there is no need to restart your computer. The next time you open a folder, the full path of that folder will appear in the title bar of Windows 11 File Explorer.
How to Display or Hide Full Path of Folder in Title Bar of Windows 11 File Explorer through Registry Editor?
If you want to apply the setting to show or hide the full path of the folder in the title bar of Windows 11 File Explorer through Registry Editor, use these steps:-
Step 1. Open Registry Editor.
Step 2. Then, navigate to the following key in the left side navigation pane:-
Step 3. On the opposite side of the “CabinetState” folder, double-click on the
Step 4. Set the “Value data” to the following:-
- 0: To hide absolute path.
- 1: To show the absolute path.
Step 5. Click
Step 6. At last, reboot your computer.
Once you complete the above steps, Windows 11 will show or hide the full path of the folder in the title bar of File Explorer according to your preferences.