Any way to display the full path for certain folders (documents, etc)?

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  1. Posts : 163
    Windows 10
       #1

    Any way to display the full path for certain folders (documents, etc)?


    Hi
    I noticed that File Explorer doesn't show the full path in the title bar (after I enabled this) for certain folders such as Documents, Downloads...that you select in the navigation pane. It shows fine if I navigate to the same folder though.

    Any way to show the path for these folders.
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  2. Posts : 35,622
    Win 10 Pro (21H2) (2nd PC is 21H2)
       #2

    Hi, you appear to be asking a very closely related question here:

    Any reliable way to get the parent folder in File Explorer?
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  3. Posts : 163
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #3

    Not the same, read carefully.
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  4. Posts : 959
    Microsoft Windows 10 Home
       #4

    You can add a context menu entry to open the file system location. Copy the following into a text editor & save as a .reg file. Then merge.

    Code:
    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
    
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\Background\shell\OpenFSFolder]
    @="Open file folder (new window)"
    
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\Background\shell\OpenFSFolder\command]
    @="explorer.exe \"%V\""
    
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shell\OpenFSFolder]
    @="Open file folder (new window)"
    
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shell\OpenFSFolder\command]
    @="explorer.exe \"%V\""
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  5. Posts : 4,224
    Windows 10
       #5

    What about right-shift-clicking the entry, selecting copy as path, and pasting it somewhere you can see it, like Notepad? It's not showing it in Explorer (and I'm not sure how to make that happen), but it is showing what you want to see.
    Any way to display the full path for certain folders (documents, etc)?-image.png
    HTH,
    --Ed--
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  6. Posts : 13,960
    Windows 10 Pro X64 21H1 19043.1503
       #6

    antonio3535 said:
    Hi
    I noticed that File Explorer doesn't show the full path in the title bar (after I enabled this) for certain folders such as Documents, Downloads...that you select in the navigation pane. It shows fine if I navigate to the same folder though.

    Any way to show the path for these folders.
    I think it depends on which Documents you are talking about. If it's the one in Quick Access, that points to This PC\Documents abd that is what will show in File Explorer address bar. I don't understand the rationale behind it but it's probably tied into Junction points and Hard links.
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  7. Posts : 5,210
    21H1 64 Bit Home
       #7

    When using file explorer (not often) I just click a blank space in the right side of the address bar to see the path.
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  8. Posts : 13,960
    Windows 10 Pro X64 21H1 19043.1503
       #8

    Doesn't work for Quick Access or This PC folders as I said.
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  9. Posts : 5,210
    21H1 64 Bit Home
       #9

    Ztruker said:
    Doesn't work for Quick Access or This PC folders as I said.
    You are correct. It doesn't work for me either.
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  10. Posts : 5,210
    21H1 64 Bit Home
       #10

    This works for This PC Folders:

    EDIT: It only works for Quick Access

    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

    ;Desktop
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FolderDescriptions\{754AC886-DF64-4CBA-86B5-F7FBF4FBCEF5}]"ParsingName"=-

    ;Local Documents
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FolderDescriptions\{f42ee2d3-909f-4907-8871-4c22fc0bf756}]"ParsingName"=-

    ;LocalDownloads
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FolderDescriptions\{7d83ee9b-2244-4e70-b1f5-5393042af1e4}]"ParsingName"=-

    ;Local Music
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FolderDescriptions\{a0c69a99-21c8-4671-8703-7934162fcf1d}]"ParsingName"=-

    ;Local Pictures
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FolderDescriptions\{0ddd015d-b06c-45d5-8c4c-f59713854639}]"ParsingName"=-

    Special Folder Path.reg
    Last edited by Callender; 12 Oct 2019 at 20:35. Reason: text layout
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