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
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
||Displays a set of tasks that match a given criteria specified by the filter|
||Displays verbose task information|
||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
C:\> wmic process where "ProcessID=<pid>" get /format:list
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