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How to change the title of an MS-DOS window

Windows DOS command prompt windowIn Microsoft Windows 2000 and Windows XP and above users can change their MS-DOS window title by using the MS-DOS title command. By default, the Windows command prompt window shows "Command Prompt" as seen in the picture.

If you wanted to name an MS-DOS or Windows command line window to "Computer Hope" type the command shown in the example below.

title Computer Hope

Changing the title of your window is a great and easy way to know what is in each command line window if you have multiple command lines open at the same time.

Additional information

  • See our title command page for full listing of
  • See our MS-DOS and title definitions for further information and related links on these term.