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3 Easy Ways to Rename Your Printer in Windows 11

April 29th, 2024 by Admin

How can I change the name of the printer that has already been setup? The first time you add a new printer, Windows assigns a default name based on its manufacture name, series and model number. If you want to give your printer a more meaningful name, you can change it with ease. In this tutorial we’ll show you 3 easy ways to rename your printer in Windows 11.

Method 1: Rename Printer Using Settings App

  1. Press the Windows logo key + I to access the Settings app. Choose Bluetooth & devices from the left sidebar, and then click Printers & scanners on the right.

  2. Select the printer you would like to rename.

  3. Click the Printer properties option.

  4. By default, the printer’s name can’t be edited or changed. You need to click the “Change Properties” button at the bottom.

  5. Now you can change the printer’s name to anything you like. Click OK to save your change.

Method 2: Rename Printer Using Print Management

  1. Press the Windows logo key + R to access the Run box, type printmanagement.msc and hit Enter to bring up the Print Management utility.

  2. Expand to Custom Filters -> All Printers, you’ll see a list of printers available on your PC, including virtual printers.

  3. Right-click the printer whose name you want to change, and then choose “Rename” from the pop-up menu.

  4. Now the printer’s name should be editable. You can type a new name and press Enter to save it.

Method 3: Rename Printer Using Windows Terminal

  1. Right-click the Windows button on the taskbar, and then choose “Terminal (Admin)“.

  2. When it opens a PowerShell window, type Get-Printer | Format-Table Name and press Enter to view the names of all your available printers.
  3. To change the name of one of your printers, run the following command. Replace Current_Printer_Name and and New_Printer_Name with the actual names that you want to use.

    Rename-Printer -Name "Current_Printer_Name" -NewName "New_Printer_Name"

  4. Your printer will be renamed immediately.

That’s it!