How to Rename a Printer on Windows 11 or 10?

You get a function on your Windows OS that allows you to add several printers to your computer. Now when you add a printer to your system, it sets it up according to the default settings. It also renames it for you, which may sometimes be longer depending upon the manufacturer.

You might sometimes want to change the printer’s name to your liking, and there may be several reasons for that. For example, you want a short and simple name. Alternatively, you might have printers installed in different locations, and you want to rename them according to their locations so that you don’t make a mistake while printing a document. This risewindows article will help you rename a Printer on Windows 11 and 10. You just have to follow through with the steps.

How to Change Printer Name using Windows 11 Settings?

Follow through these steps to change the printer name through Windows 11 Settings app:-

Step 1: First, go to the Windows 11 Settings.

Step 2: Next, go to the Bluetooth & devices.

Step 3: Go to the Printers & scanners tile. You will find it in the right sidebar.

Step 4: Choose a printer you want to rename.

Step 5: Open the Printer Properties dialog in the Printer properties option.

Step 6: Switch to the General tab.

Step 7: Click on the Change Properties button.

Step 8: Again, switch to the General tab.

Step 9: Now you can change the name of the printer.

Step 10: Finally, click on OK.

How to Rename a Printer 0n Windows 11 or 10 through Control Panel?

Use the following steps to change the printer name on Windows 11 11 or 10 using Control Panel:-

Step 1: First, Open Control Panel.

Step 2: Go to the Hardware and Sound.

Step 3: Go to the Devices and Printersoption.

 

Step 4: Go to the “Printers” section, and find the printer that you want to change the name of. After selecting, right click on it and select the Printer properties option.

Step 5: Switch to the General tab.

Step 6: Select the Change Properties option.

Step 7: Switch to the General tab.

Step 8: You can now change the name of the printer.

Step 9: Click on OK.

How to Change a Printer Name on Windows 11 or 10 through Command Prompt?

Use these steps to change the printer name using Command Prompt:-

Step 1: First, open an elevated Command Prompt.

Step 2: To change the name of your printer, type the following and hit Enter:-

cscript %WINDIR%\System32\Printing_Admin_Scripts\en-US\prncnfg.vbs -x -p "CURRENT-PRINTER-NAME" -z "NEW-PRINTER-NAME"

On a side note, change the CURRENT-PRINTER-NAME with the current printer name and NEW-PRINTER-NAME with a new name you want to set for your printer in the above command.

Let us suppose you want to change the printer name from “Microsoft Print to PDF” to “Microsoft PDF.” In this case the command should be the following:-

cscript %WINDIR%\System32\Printing_Admin_Scripts\en-US\prncnfg.vbs -x -p "Microsoft Print to PDF" -z "Microsoft PDF"

How to Rename Printer on Windows 11 or 10 using Windows PowerShell?

Use the following steps to change the printer name using Windows PowerShell:-

Step 1: First, Open an elevated Windows PowerShell on your computer.

Step 2: Next, type the following and press Enter:-

Rename-Printer -Name “CURRENT-PRINTER-NAME” -NewName “NEW-PRINTER-NAME”

On a side note, change the CURRENT-PRINTER-NAME with the current printer name and NEW-PRINTER-NAME with a new name you want to set for your printer in the above command.

Let us suppose you want to change the printer name from “Microsoft Print to PDF” to “Microsoft PDF.” In this case, the command should be the following:-

Rename-Printer -Name “Microsoft Print to PDF” -NewName “Microsoft PDF”

That is it.

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Also, read How to Set the Default Printer on Windows 11/10?

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