Solved: Remote Desktop Can’t Find the Computer on Windows 10 Error


One of the most annoying, yet common error people face when trying to use Windows 10 RDP feature is “Remote Desktop can’t find the computer”.

While there are multiple causes of this error, we will be sharing proven methods to get rid of this error to enjoy seamless Windows Remote Desktop features.

Here are methods to fix this issue:

Method # 01: Using Windows Registry

First of all, you should check the host name. You might have mistakenly written it wrong. You have the option of using the IP address for this cause.

Step # 1: Go to Windows Registry by Pressing Windows Key + R at the same instance. Or you can type ‘Run’ in the start menu. Once the Run menu opens, type ‘regedit’.

Step # 2: Now follow this path,

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsft\Terminal Server Cleint\Default.

Step # 3: Once you get there, look for ‘MRU’ entries. Delete all of these.

Step # 4: Restart the system to get the desired results.

If this does not fix the issue, don’t worry, there are other methods to fix this issue as well.

Method # 02: Manually Add Host Name to Host File

Step # 1: Press Windows Key + X. Open Command Prompt (Admin).

Step # 2: Type the following command:

Notepad C: \Windows\System32\drivers\etc\hosts

Step # 3: The hosts file will now be opened.

Step # 4: Now in order to get rid of this issue, add a string: (server’s host name)

Step # 5: Save the changes by Ctrl + S.

Method # 03: Clearing DNS

Your DNS might be the reason for this problem. If that’s the case, follow these simple steps given below:

Step # 1: Press Windows Key + X or Right click at the bottom left corner of the screen. Open Command Prompt (Admin).

Step # 2: In the command window, type:

ipconfig /flushdns

Hopefully, after these steps, you should be able to get rid of Remote Desktop can’t find the Computer on Windows 10 error.

If you have any question, feel free to ask!

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