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How do I find my Windows user name?

You can determine your Windows user name in two ways.

Method 1

  1. While sitting at the computer that you want to be able to access, press and hold the Windows key and press the letter R on your keyboard. The Run dialog box is displayed.
  2. In the box, type cmd and press Enter. The command prompt window will appear.
  3. Type whoami and press Enter.
    Your current user name will be displayed.
Important: When you are on a computer domain, the domain name is also part of your user name. In the example above, the user name is 3amlabs/kirtes, where 3amlabs is the computer domain of the user.

Method 2

  1. Physically go to the computer that you want to be able to access, or ask someone who is present at that computer to perform the following steps.
    Tip: In some cases, you may need to ask for help from the person who manages the host at your organization.
  2. Find your user name in one of the following ways:
    • Right-click the LogMeIn Control Panel icon in the taskbar.
      Your user name is displayed at the top of the pop-up dialog.
    • Open LogMeIn Control Panel, and go to the Options page.
Important: LogMeIn Control Panel cannot identify whether you are on a computer domain. To remotely access a host that is on a domain, you must type the domain name as part of your user name. For example, if you are on a computer domain, called mynetwork and your Windows user name on the host is jsmith, then your full user name that you use to access the host is mynetwork/jsmith.
Article last updated: 27 September, 2022