How to Show the full path to folder or file in File Explorer?

If you regularly use File explorer, I expect you to regularly work with the title bar in explorer.

The title bar can identify which folder File Explorer is currently open in. By default, File explorer uses aliases to display which folder is open.

You will often see only the folder name and not the full path, including the drive letter and other parent folders. By displaying the full path in the title bar of File Explorer, you immediately have more insight into which folder is open.

This article tells you how to display the full path in File Explorer on a Windows 10 or Windows 11 PC.

How to show the full path to the folder or file in File Explorer?

Display the full path in File Explorer on a Windows 10 PC

Open the file explorer. Then from the menu (“the ribbon”), click “View” and then “Options” to open the folder options.

Open File Explorer options in Windows 10

Click on the “View” tab in the folder options and enable the following option “Show the full path in the title bar”.

Display the full path in the title bar in Windows 10 folder options

Then click the Apply button and then Ok to confirm. After this, you will see the full path in the title bar.

Full path in File Explorer title bar on a Windows 10 PC

How to Show the full path in File Explorer on a Windows 11 PC

Open the File Explorer. Then click on the 3 horizontal dots to open the menu.

Click on Options to open the File Explorer folder options in the menu.

Options in File Explorer

Then in the folder options, click on the “View” tab and then check the “Display the full path in the title bar” option.

Display the full path in the title bar in Windows 11

You will now see the full path to a file or folder in the file explorer title bar.

Full path in title bar File Explorer on a Windows 11 PC

I hope this has helped you. Thank you for reading!

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