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How to Find Your Computer's Hostname

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This article will show you how to find your computer's hostname.

Windows


Method 1: Using Windows Settings


Open up Windows Settings from the Start Menu by clicking on the gear icon.

In the search field, type in "device name" and then click on the dropdown option for View your PC name. Alternatively, you can click on the System icon from this screen and then click on the About item in the left-hand navigation menu.

Your computer's hostname is the "Device name" on the About screen. Please make a note of it.

Method 2: Using the Command Prompt


This method assumes that you are already familiar with using the command prompt on Windows. Use the other method if not.

Simply bring up a command prompt and execute the command "hostname."

Macintosh


Follow Apple's recommended instructions for locating your computer's hostname.