Windows 10 Tip: 8 Command Lines to Find Your Computer Name

Windows already have a few built-in GUI-based tools that you can use to find the name of your computer, i.e. System in Control Panel and System Information tool. But what I am about to show is a number of built-in command-lines, 8 more precisely, that you can also use to reveal the same information as well. Check it out.

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1. Ping

Simply Ping the localhost in the Command Prompt and you will see the computer name right in the output.

ping localhost

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2. Hostname

As the name implies, the only thing this command returns is the name of your computer.

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3. IPConfig

Run the command with /all switch, you will see the computer name in the beginning of the output.

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4. WhoAmI

The command returns the username along with the computer name. If you want to know more about this computer, check out this post.

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5. Net User

The command returns a list of user accounts on your computer but it also includes the computer name in the output as well.

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You can also use net localgroup as well to get the same information.

6. Echo

That’s right, the command echo can also give away your computer name in a blink.

echo %computername%

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7. Set

The command Set returns the full list of environment variables available in the system, one of them on that list, %computername%, is the one we just used in the above command.

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8. Tracert

Last but not least, tracert localhost returns the name of your computer in the output.

tracert localhost

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That’s all I can think of for the moment. If you can think of anything, feel free to share.

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