How to Only Show File name instead of Complete File Path on Notepad++

If you want to display only the filename on the Notepad++ title bar instead of the complete file path, then you can follow the below steps.

  1. Open Notepad++ application.
  2. Go to Menu: Settings > Preferences.
  3. Now from the sidebar select MISC..
  4. Check the option "Show only file name in title bar".
  5. Close Preferences.

Below are the screenshots for the steps to better assist you.

Notepad++ file name with absolute path
Show only filename in title bar - Notepad++
Only File name on Notepad++ Title bar

This is not an AI-generated article but is demonstrated by a human on a Windows 11 PC.

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