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

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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.

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

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Display Full Path in Title Bar of File Explorer in Windows 10 OPTION ONE Display Full Path in Title Bar of File Explorer in Windows 10
Display Name or Full Path in File Explorer Title Bar using Folder Options

1. Open File Explorer Options, click/tap on the View tab, and 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) 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.

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Display Full Path in Title Bar of File Explorer in Windows 10 OPTION TWO Display Full Path in Title Bar of File Explorer in Windows 10
Display Name or Full Path in File Explorer Title Bar using a BAT File

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The .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

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 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

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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