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Beginner: How to Make Explorer Always Show the Full Path in Windows 8

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In older versions of Windows the Title Bar used to display your current location in the file system. In Windows 8 this is not the default behavior, however, you can enable it if you wish to.

Display the Full Path in the Windows Explorer Title Bar

Press the Windows + E keyboard combination to open Windows Explorer and then switch over to the View tab.

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On the right-hand side click on options and then select Change folder and search options from the drop-down.

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When the Folder Options dialog opens, switch over to the View options.

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Here you will need to tick the Display the full path in the title bar check box.

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That’s all there is to it.

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Taylor Gibb is a Microsoft MVP and all round geek, he loves everything from Windows 8 to Windows Server 2012 and even C# and PowerShell. You can also follow him on Google+

  • Published 08/26/12

Comments (3)

  1. xana452

    What I’d like to know: is there a way to put the Windows 8 style Explorer in Windows 7? I think that the Explorer is the only thing about 8 I really like.

  2. funkybebel

    the same, wainting for this tip xana.

  3. SatoMew

    @xana452 @funkybebel, search for “Better Explorer”. Official site is at Codeplex.

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