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

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 Start button and type File Explorer Options. Click the same in the search results.

Step 2. When File Explorer Options opens, switch to the View tab.

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

Step 4. Click Apply.

Step 5. Click OK.

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:-

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

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

Step 4. Set the “Value data” to the following:-

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

Step 5. Click OK.

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.

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