How can I easily rename devices located in Network without ill effect?


  1. Posts : 4,473
    Windows 10 Pro x64, Various Linux Builds, Networking, Storage, Cybersecurity Specialty.
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    How can I easily rename devices located in Network without ill effect?


    Hi all -

    I have a question...

    See the screenshot below. Note the device in grey.

    Is it possible to *easily* rename some of the W10 devices listed without registry hacks or ill effect?

    How can I easily rename devices located in Network without ill effect?-network.jpg

    TIA.

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    10 Home x64 (21H2) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       #2

    Compumind said:
    Is it possible to *easily* rename some of the W10 devices listed without registry hacks or ill effect?
    That network device appears to be an LG TV. The name that appears under 'Other Devices' was not assigned to it by your Windows PC, it is the name the device announces to the network. If you want to change its name you should be able to from the TV's own on-screen menu. I certainly can for my Panasonic Viera TV.

    File Explorer:
    How can I easily rename devices located in Network without ill effect?-image.png

    TV on-screen setup menu:

    How can I easily rename devices located in Network without ill effect?-image.png
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  3. Posts : 4,473
    Windows 10 Pro x64, Various Linux Builds, Networking, Storage, Cybersecurity Specialty.
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    Bree said:
    That network device appears to be an LG TV. The name that appears under 'Other Devices' was not assigned to it by your Windows PC, it is the name the device announces to the network. If you want to change its name you should be able to from the TV's own on-screen menu. I certainly can for my Panasonic Viera TV.
    Yes, I know. I just thought that I could rename it from W10 - same for other devices.

    No biggie!

    Thanks, mate.

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