Displaying Path Names in the Menu Bar

Written by Allen Wyatt (last updated March 18, 2023)
This tip applies to Excel 97, 2000, 2002, and 2003


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If you would like to see the full path name of your workbook in the menu bar, this is a nifty trick you can put right to use. Simply follow these steps:

  1. Right-click anywhere on a toolbar. This displays a Context menu for the toolbars.
  2. Choose Customize from the Context menu. Excel displays the Customize dialog box.
  3. Click on the Commands tab.
  4. In the Categories list, choose Web.
  5. Drag the Address command (the first one in the command list) to the right of the Help menu on the menu bar. This action positions the Address drop-down list at the end of the menu bar.
  6. Click on Close.

Normally, the Address drop-down list is used if you are working with the Internet-aware side of Excel. However, when you are working with plain old workbooks, the control shows the current path and name of the workbook that is currently active.

ExcelTips is your source for cost-effective Microsoft Excel training. This tip (2850) applies to Microsoft Excel 97, 2000, 2002, and 2003.

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With more than 50 non-fiction books and numerous magazine articles to his credit, Allen Wyatt is an internationally recognized author. He is president of Sharon Parq Associates, a computer and publishing services company. ...

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2023-03-20 00:27:05

sunny

For Excel 365 Web, how to Display Path Names in the Menu Bar or somewhere in the QAT or Ribbon ? This is due to my experience of Excel 365 Workbook relocated from designated folder to Document Folder ; this creates situation of two workbooks of same name: one is designated folder and another in Document Folder which my subsequent editing ends up to until Power Automate Flow Fails because my latest edit is not in the designated folder.
I prefer to have the full path name visible rather than manually checking it periodically.


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