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Seeing Full File Names in the Files Menu in Excel

If you're anything like me, you're constantly opening and closing files in Excel. And if you're anything like me, you're also constantly forgetting what those files are called. Thankfully, there's a way to see the full file name in the Files menu, so you never have to go hunting for a file again. Here's how:

  1. Open Excel and click on the File tab.
  2. Click on Options.
  3. In the left-hand pane, select Advanced.
  4. Scroll down to the Display section and check the box next to "Show full file path in title bar."
  5. Click OK.

Now, every time you open a file in Excel, you'll see the full file name in the title bar. No more guessing which file is which!

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