how to hide address bar in file explorer

santosh waingade 1 Reputation point
2022-04-14T07:17:33.48+00:00

How to hide address bar in file explorer in windows 10

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  1. SChalakov 10,351 Reputation points MVP
    2022-04-14T08:07:29.163+00:00

    Hi @santosh waingade ,

    I would use Group Policy for that (there is the word "browser" there, but the policy contains settinsg regarding Windows File Explorer"):

    Disable customizing browser toolbars
    https://admx.help/?Category=InternetExplorer&Policy=Microsoft.Policies.InternetExplorer::NoBandCustomize

    Prevents users from determining which toolbars are displayed in Microsoft Internet Explorer and File Explorer. If you enable this policy, the list of toolbars, which users can display by clicking the View menu and then pointing to the Toolbars command, will appear dimmed. If you disable this policy or do not configure it, users can determine which toolbars are displayed in File Explorer and Internet Explorer.

    The setting is mentioned also in this guide:

    How to Remove Address Bar From Windows Explorer Group Policy
    https://www.techwalla.com/articles/how-to-remove-address-bar-from-windows-explorer-group-policy

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    Stoyan Chalakov

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  2. Limitless Technology 39,461 Reputation points
    2022-04-20T07:31:52.16+00:00

    Hi,

    You can disable it by unchecking View > Toolbars > Address Bar in the Explorer menu.


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