General Display Full Path in Title Bar of File Explorer in Windows 11


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File Explorer shows only the name of the currently open folder or drive in the title bar by default.

This tutorial will show you how to display the full path in the title bar of File Explorer for your account in Windows 11.


Contents

  • Option One: Turn On or Off Display Full Path in Title Bar of File Explorer in Folder Options
  • Option Two: Turn On or Off Display Full Path in Title Bar of File Explorer using BAT file


EXAMPLE: Display full path in title bar of File Explorer

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OPTION ONE

Turn On or Off Display Full Path in Title Bar of File Explorer in Folder Options


1 Open Folder Options.

2 Click/tap on the View tab. (see screenshot below)

3 Check (on) or uncheck (off - default) Display the full path in the title bar for what you want.

4 Click/tap on OK.

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OPTION TWO

Turn On or Off Display Full Path in Title Bar of File Explorer using BAT file


1 Do step 2 (on) or step 3 (off) below for what you want.


2 Turn On Display Full Path in Title Bar of File Explorer

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.​

Turn_ON_Display_full_path_in_title_bar_of_File_Explorer.bat


(Content of BAT file for reference)
Code:
@echo off

REG ADD "HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\CabinetState" /V FullPath /T REG_DWORD /D 1 /F

taskkill /f /im explorer.exe
start explorer.exe


3 Turn Off Display Full Path in Title Bar of File Explorer

This is the default setting.


A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.​

Turn_OFF_Display_full_path_in_title_bar_of_File_Explorer.bat


(Content of BAT file for reference)
Code:
@echo off

REG ADD "HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\CabinetState" /V FullPath /T REG_DWORD /D 0 /F

taskkill /f /im explorer.exe
start explorer.exe

4 Save the .bat file to your desktop.

5 unblock the .bat file.

6 Double click/tap on the .bat file to run it.

7 You will now notice your screen flicker as the explorer process is restarted to apply.

8 You can now delete the downloaded .bat file if you like.


That's it,
Shawn Brink


 

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