Generally, the Cell function returns the full file name contain workbook and worksheet name and it is absolute path.

If you want to get the workbook name and its path only without worksheet name, you can use a combination of the SUBSTITUTE function, the LEFT function, the CELL function and the FIND function.

=SUBSTITUTE( LEFT( CELL("filename",B1), FIND("]",CELL("filename",B1))-1), "[","")

The CELL function will get the full information of the current worksheet contain the full file name and its path.

=CELL("filename",B1)

As you just want to extract the string that contain only the path and workbook name, so using the FIND function to get the position of the right bracket symbol. Then you can get the length of the path and workbook name only using the below Find formula:

=FIND("]",CELL("filename",B1))-1

The LEFT function will get the leftmost the text characters based on the length of the string returned by the above FIND formula.

=LEFT( CELL("filename",B1), FIND("]",CELL("filename",B1))-1)

Last, you still need to use SUBSTITUTE to replace the left bracket symbol within the result returned by the first CELL function.

=SUBSTITUTE( LEFT( CELL("filename",B1), FIND("]",CELL("filename",B1))-1), "[","")

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