Network and Internet Change DLNA Media Server Name in Windows 10 and Windows 11


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DLNA media streaming allows you to share media from your account's personal Music, Pictures, PlayLists, and Videos folders to other users (same computer), computers, and DLNA supported devices on your network. It also allows you to receive media from other computers and DLNA supported devices.

If you turned on DLNA media streaming, your media library name will automatically show as a media server in File Explorer > This PC on all devices you allowed to share you media library with.

If you have a local account, your media library name will be the same as your account name by default.

If you have a Microsoft account, your media library name will be the same as the email address used for your Microsoft account.

This tutorial will show you how to change the name of your media library for your account in Windows 10 and Windows 11 used as the media server name on allowed devices.


EXAMPLE: Your shared media library name displayed as a media server device on another allowed Windows PC in File Explorer > This PC

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Here's How:

1 Open the Control Panel (icons view), and click/tap on the Network and Sharing Center icon.

2 Click/tap on the Media streaming options link on the left side of Network and Sharing Center. (see screenshot below)

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3 Type a new name you want for your media library in the Name your media library box, and click/tap on OK. (see screenshot below)

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4 You can now close the Network and Sharing Center if you like.


That's it,
Shawn Brink


 

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I followed the instructions to rename my library, but when I closed the settings panel and returned to it again, the name had been reset to myusername@passport.com. Windows 11, Version 21H2, OS build 22000.1219.
 

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I followed the instructions to rename my library, but when I closed the settings panel and returned to it again, the name had been reset to myusername@passport.com. Windows 11, Version 21H2, OS build 22000.1219.

Hello DocDJ, :-)

Just to confirm, did you click/tap on OK at the bottom before closing the window to apply the name change?
 

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The last few times I was on the options screen the OK/Cancel bar did not appear so I just used the <-. Now it does appear and it works! Thanks VERY much. I don't know what I could have done to make it not work. Thanks again.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Win 11 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    CPU
    I7-9700
    Motherboard
    MSI MEG Z390 ACE
    Memory
    32GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    EVGA GTX 1660 Ti SC Ultra
    Monitor(s) Displays
    LG E2241, ASUS VS229
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    4 HDD, Samsung 840 PRO, 860 PRO-512GB, WD SN750 M.2 nVME-1TB
    PSU
    EVGA Supernova G3 850 80+ gold
    Case
    Phanteks 600S
    Cooling
    Noctua NF-A15
    Keyboard
    Corsair K95 RGB XT silver
    Mouse
    Glorious O
    Internet Speed
    117.62 DL, 11.77 UL
    Browser
    Edge, FF
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender

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The last few times I was on the options screen the OK/Cancel bar did not appear so I just used the <-. Now it does appear and it works! Thanks VERY much. I don't know what I could have done to make it not work. Thanks again.

You're most welcome. I'm glad you got it sorted out. :alien:
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Custom self build
    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    2 x Samsung Odyssey G75 27"
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    1TB Samsung 990 PRO M.2,
    1TB Samsung 980 PRO M.2,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    Seasonic Prime Titanium 850W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3 wall mounted
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master 3
    Internet Speed
    1 Gbps Download and 35 Mbps Upload
    Browser
    Google Chrome
    Antivirus
    Microsoft Defender and Malwarebytes Premium
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    Linksys EA9500 router,
    Motorola MB8611 cable modem,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G phone
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Spectre x360 2in1
    CPU
    i7-1065G7 3.9 GHz
    Memory
    16 GB LPDDR4-3200
    Graphics card(s)
    Intel Iris Plus
    Sound Card
    Intel SST
    Monitor(s) Displays
    13.3" 4K UWVA AMOLED multitouch
    Screen Resolution
    3840 x 2160
    Hard Drives
    512 GB PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD
    Browser
    Google Chrome
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender and Malwarebytes Premium

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