How to rename a printer on Windows 11

When you add a new printer to Windows 11, the system will detect and set up the device with default settings, including assigning the long and complex manufacturer design name. Although the default name makes it unique and descriptive, sometimes you may still need to change its name for various reasons.

For instance, you only have one printer and want to show a short and simple name. If you print from different locations, changing the name and adding the location information may help to avoid sending a print job to the wrong printer. Or, if the system assigns the incorrect information, you may want to rename the printer to reflect the correct name.

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