Windows 10: Display Full Path in Title Bar of File Explorer in Windows 10

Discus and support Display Full Path in Title Bar of File Explorer in Windows 10 in Windows 10 Tutorials to solve the problem; How to: Display Full Path in Title Bar of File Explorer in Windows 10 How to Display Full Path in Title Bar of File Explorer in Windows 10 This... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Tutorials' started by Brink, Sep 13, 2015.

  1. Brink
    Brink New Member

    Display Full Path in Title Bar of File Explorer in Windows 10


    How to: Display Full Path in Title Bar of File Explorer in Windows 10

    How to Display Full Path in Title Bar of File Explorer in Windows 10


    This tutorial will show you how to display either the name or full path of the current open folder in the title bar of File Explorer for your account in Windows 10.

    This will also display the name or full path for the File Explorer button on the taskbar.

    Display Full Path in Title Bar of File Explorer in Windows 10 [​IMG]



    CONTENTS:
    • Option One: Display Name or Full Path in File Explorer Title Bar using Folder Options
    • Option Two: Display Name or Full Path in File Explorer Title Bar using a BAT File

    EXAMPLE: File Explorer title bar displaying Full Path and only Name


    Display Full Path in Title Bar of File Explorer in Windows 10 [​IMG]

    Display Full Path in Title Bar of File Explorer in Windows 10 [​IMG]







    OPTION ONE [/i] Display Name or Full Path in File Explorer Title Bar using Folder Options
    1. Open step 2 or step 3 below for what you would like to do.

    2. To Display Name of Open Folder in File Explorer Title Bar
    *note This is the default setting.
    A) Check the Display the full path in the title bar conflicts box, and click/tap on OK.

    3. To Display Full Path of Open Folder in File Explorer Title Bar
    A) Uncheck the Display the full path in the title bar box, and click/tap on OK.

    Display Full Path in Title Bar of File Explorer in Windows 10 [​IMG]







    OPTION TWO [/i] Display Name or Full Path in File Explorer Title Bar using a BAT File
    *note The downloadable .bat files below are to change the registry key and value below.

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

    FullPath DWORD

    0 = display name
    1 = display full path

    1. Do step 2 or step 3 below for what you would like to do.


    2. To Display Name of Open Folder in File Explorer Title Bar
    *note; This is the default setting.
    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

    Display_Folder_Name_in_File_Explorer_Title_Bar.bat

    Download

    3. To Display Full Path of Open Folder in File Explorer Title Bar
    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

    Display_Full_Path_in_File_Explorer_Title_Bar.bat

    Download
    4. Save the .bat file to your desktop, and unblock the .bat file.

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

    6. You will now notice your screen flicker as explorer is restarted.

    That's it,
    Shawn


    Related Tutorials

    :)
     
    Brink, Sep 13, 2015
    #1

  2. Display the end of the path in title bar

    Hi,

    Thank you for writing to Microsoft Community Forums.

    We understand your concern and we would happy to get it sorted for you. The display of the beginning path on the tile bar option can be removed and just the end of the path can be displayed.

    We would like you to perform this steps.

    1. Open File Explorer and click on
      View
      from the top
    2. Click on Options.
    3. Select View tab from the top.
    4. Uncheck the box beside Display the full path in the title bar.
    5. Then click on Apply
    6. Click OK and the reopen the file explorer and check.

    Display Full Path in Title Bar of File Explorer in Windows 10 9bf1cbe0-399e-405d-83d9-390d14522eec?upload=true.jpg


    We await your response.

    Aditya Roy

    Microsoft Community – Moderator
     
    Aditya_Roy, Oct 26, 2019
    #2
  3. Matthew Pollock, Oct 26, 2019
    #3
  4. AndreTen Win User

    Display Full Path in Title Bar of File Explorer in Windows 10

    Windows 10 explorer not displaying correct network path in title bar


    Did you included this folder in library? Then it should shows just PC...

    Do you run any Tweaks program for your system?
    Edit: you can also check in registry, if correct option is selected. Check Tutorials by Brink.
     
    AndreTen, Oct 26, 2019
    #4
  5. MaryCW Win User
    Windows 10 explorer not displaying correct network path in title bar


    While there are many things I do like about Windows 10 compared to earlier versions I find it very disconcerting that explorer does not display the correct network path in the title bar. So For the actual path "\\server\documents" I am seeing "This PC > Documents". For me it is always critical I am looking in the right location otherwise there can be serious unwanted consequences. Does anyone know how I can force explorer in Windows 10 to always show the correct path and so avoid any confusion?
     
    MaryCW, Oct 26, 2019
    #5
  6. Kiriander Win User
    Display the end of the path in title bar

    In Windows 10, Explorer shows the beginning of the path on task bar thumbnails. Which often enough leads to 4 windows beginning with \\SomeShare\RD\Proj... which doesn't help in the slightest.

    I remember Windows 7 displaying the end of the path. Is there a way to tell Windows 10 to display the end as well?
     
    Kiriander, Oct 26, 2019
    #6
Thema:

Display Full Path in Title Bar of File Explorer in Windows 10

Loading...
  1. Display Full Path in Title Bar of File Explorer in Windows 10 - Similar Threads - Display Full Path

  2. Make Windows 10 always display full path in File Explorer Address Bar

    in Windows 10 News
    Make Windows 10 always display full path in File Explorer Address Bar: [ATTACH] [ATTACH]File Explorer is the default application to manage files on Windows 10. In the earlier version of Windows, the title bar of Explorer used to show the path of the file, i.e., Address or the Location of the file or folder. However, by [...] This post Make...
  3. Display the end of the path in title bar

    in Windows 10 Network and Sharing
    Display the end of the path in title bar: In Windows 10, Explorer shows the beginning of the path on task bar thumbnails. Which often enough leads to 4 windows beginning with \\SomeShare\RD\Proj... which doesn't help in the slightest. I remember Windows 7 displaying the end of the path. Is there a way to tell...
  4. File Explorer Tabs, Ribbon and title bar missing

    in Windows 10 BSOD Crashes and Debugging
    File Explorer Tabs, Ribbon and title bar missing: Hi all, A Client of mine had a strange occurrence in Windows 10 Enterprise x64. their file explorer, once maximized looses its tabs, ribbon and title bar. Has anyone come across this issue? Restarting explorer.exe did not fix the issue. I had the client reboot and it was...
  5. Disable full screen click on title bar

    in Windows 10 Support
    Disable full screen click on title bar: I've disabled window snap with Winaero Tweaker but dbl click on title bar still toggles full screen. How can I kill that? 113556
  6. Show Full Path in Address Bar of File Explorer in Windows 10

    in Windows 10 Tutorials
    Show Full Path in Address Bar of File Explorer in Windows 10: How to: Show Full Path in Address Bar of File Explorer in Windows 10 How to Show Full Path in Address Bar of File Explorer in Windows 10 File Explorer shows breadcrumbs in the address bar by default. Breadcrumbs display the hierarchy path of folders that were navigated...
  7. Windows 10 explorer not displaying correct network path in title bar

    in Windows 10 Network and Sharing
    Windows 10 explorer not displaying correct network path in title bar: While there are many things I do like about Windows 10 compared to earlier versions I find it very disconcerting that explorer does not display the correct network path in the title bar. So For the actual path "\\server\documents" I am seeing "This PC > Documents". For me it...
  8. How to display full file path in Wndows Explorer

    in Windows 10 Support
    How to display full file path in Wndows Explorer: There is a tutoral on this issue, but it doesn't solve the central problem, which is, where is the folder? I mean, which drive is it on? The image shown in the tutoral gives the file path as beginning with "This PC". But WHERE on this PC? My PC has several drives, and...
  9. How to get/display full path *and* file name of a file?

    in Windows 10 Support
    How to get/display full path *and* file name of a file?: Hi All, Any way to get/display the full path and file name of a file? It's easy to get the full path, but I want to get the path and file name. I know I can grab them separately. Can I get them together? How? I did a google and youtube search and didn't find any hits....
  10. Display full path for special folders

    in Windows 10 Support
    Display full path for special folders: Hi, I recently migrated to Win10 Home Edition x64 from Win7. One thing that is absolutely maddening to me is the inability of seeing the full path in the navigation bar for special folders like "Downloads", "Desktop", "Images" and many more where just their names are...