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Windows 7: How to enable folder titles?

22 Oct 2012   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
How to enable folder titles?

I've searched all over Google, and wasn't able to find an answer. I need to enable folder names the way it was in Windows XP. I'll attach the picture to show what I mean:

In windows XP this space (marked in red) contains folder name. In Windows 7 it's just a blank space. Yet since Windows 7 is able to show program titles there, it must be capable of displaying a name in that field. Now I need to know how to enable folder name there.

Editing registry - fine. Editing Aero style library - fine. Just tell me how to do this damned thing if anyone knows.


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22 Oct 2012   #2

MS Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1

This is possible in Windows Classic theme or one of the High Contrast themes only. You can switch to Classic theme by

Right click on desktop, select "Personalize", goto Basic and High Contrast Themes and select one of the theme except the Windows 7 Basic theme.

To get the complete folder path, go to Organise - Folder and search options - View tab - Advanced settings and put a check mark on "Display the full path in the title bar (Classic Theme only)", and press OK button.

I am not sure if there is a hack available for this in Aero theme.
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22 Oct 2012   #3

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600

the folder name is in the breadcrumb at the top

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22 Oct 2012   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x86

Withdrawn, I managed to do all I wanted with Classic Shell. Sorry for creating a pointless topic.

Thank you for support and replies.
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22 Oct 2012   #5

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600

no worries, actually you provided an answer to your question, so someone else will know for future.
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22 Oct 2012   #6

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