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Muhammed Cetin
Muhammed Cetin

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How to Remove the White Line Below the Address Bar in File Explorer in Windows 11, 10, and 8?

This guide will show you how to remove the weird white line below the address bar in Windows File Explorer in Windows 11, 10, and 8.

I have shown the steps on Windows 11; however, you can ensure that all the steps will also work on Windows 10 and Windows 8.

Although the white line exists in both light mode and dark mode in Windows 11, it usually disturbs the dark mode users because of the contrast. However, because we'll be able to remove it in 8 simple steps, you don't need to worry about it anymore.

The weird white line in File Explorer in Windows

Let's start.

Removing The White Line in File Explorer

  1. Open File Explorer.

  2. Hit the F11 key on your keyboard. This makes File Explorer full-screen.
    File Explorer in full-screen

  3. Hit the Alt key on your keyboard. This makes visible the File Explorer menu.

  4. Right-click on the File Explorer menu made visible in the previous step. Then, click on the Lock the toolbars option.
    Lock the toolbars in Windows File Explorer

  5. Right-click on the File Explorer menu again to ensure that the Lock the toolbars option has been checked.

  6. Hit Alt again to hide the menu.

  7. Hit F11 again to exit from full-screen mode.

  8. It's done. You won't see the weird white line anymore.
    The white line has been removed successfuly


If you have followed the instructions above carefully, you probably have been able to get rid of the white line successfully. Still, if you have a problem, you can ask for help by using the discussion form below.

Before finishing, I'll thank @albertocordoba for his question that makes me aware of this issue.

Also, I want you to know that I'm sorry for answering your question late. I was trying to get rid of my health problems for a long time. That's why I couldn't deal with the questions. Fortunately everything is fine now and I'm here for all your questions. 😊✌️

If you have any problems with Windows (11, 10 or 8) like him, you can ask for help by creating a post for your questions by using the Create a Post button on this page. I'll answer your questions as soon as possible.

Top comments (3)

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Shawn Jannasch

Admittedly, I was in a rush to try your fix before leaving to pick up my daughter from school but it didn't work. However, I'll give it another try once we get home. This white line only recently appeared. Any idea why? It's beyond frustrating!!!!!

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Muhammed Cetin Author

It is related to the Windows toolbars. Let me know with a screenshot if the problem will persist after re-trying this guide carefully.

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Cameron Johnson

why do I feel like it took more effort to write this article than it did to just make the OS work