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How to show full path in File Explorer on Windows 10

File Explorer can show the actual full path of the current location, and in this guide, you'll learn how to perform the task.

Show full path in File Explorer

On Windows 10, the address bar of File Explorer displays part of the path to the current location using the label of the drive and folders (for example, This PC > Local Disk (C:) > Users > Documents), instead of the full logical path (for example, C:\Users\username\Documents).

The experience uses this view to make the path more user friendly and easier to navigate as you can also use the right-arrows to navigate parts other related locations. Although you can’t disable this behavior, if you prefer to see the actual path of the current location, File Explorer includes an option to show the full path in the title bar.

In this guide, you’ll learn the steps to display the actual full path of the current location in the title bar of File Explorer on Windows 10.

How to display full path in title bar of File Explorer

To show full location path in File Explorer, use these steps:

  1. Open File Explorer.

  2. Click the View tab.

  3. Click the Options button.

    File Explorer Options button
    File Explorer Options button
  4. Click the View tab.

  5. Check the Display the full path in the title bar option.

    File Explorer display full path in the title bar option
    File Explorer display full path in the title bar option
  6. Click the Apply button.

  7. Click the OK button.

Once you complete the steps, the full path to the file or folder location will appear in the title bar of File Explorer.

If you prefer not to change the settings, you can also view the full path by clicking the icon on the left of the address bar.