Windows: Get Process Name From PID

The process identifier (a.k.a. process ID or PID) is a number used to uniquely identify an active process.

In this short note i will show how to display information about the Windows process (incl. the process name and path to an executable file) by PID from the command-line prompt (CMD) or a Windows PowerShell.

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Get Process Name From PID

Execute the tasklist command to get the process name from PID:

C:\> tasklist /FI "pid eq <pid>"

– or –

C:\> tasklist /FI "pid eq <pid>" /V /FO List
Option Description
/FI Displays a set of tasks that match a given criteria specified by the filter
/V Displays verbose task information
/FO Specifies the output format

More information about the process by its PID (including the full path to an executable file) can be retrieved using the wmic command:

C:\> wmic process where "ProcessID=<pid>" get /format:list

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