How to Show or Hide Full Path in Title Bar of File Explorer

When you open a drive or folder in Windows 10, its name will appear in the File Explorer title bar by default.

Follow these steps to show the full path instead of the name in the File Explorer title bar:

Open the File Explorer Options by pressing Windows + R. Type control folders and then press Enter.

Navigate to the View tab.

Select the “Display the full path in the title bar” option. You can find this one between “Display file size information in folder tips” and “Hidden files and folders.”

Click the “OK” button at the bottom.

From now on, you’ll always be able to find the full path in the title bar of File Explorer.


  • You cannot find these folders (Desktop, Documents, Downloads, Music, Pictures, and Videos) path in the title bar when you try to open them from This PC or Quick access.
  • Remove the check from the option mentioned in the steps and click “OK” to return to the default setting.


Default image
How To Raj was founded and run by Thirumalraj, an MCA graduate. Since August 2015, he has been blogging on his other blog, Technology Hint. Learn more about How To Raj here.