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  1. Peachykeen

    Peachykeen Thread Starter

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    I have an old DOS program that has a batch file that dumps fonts to LPT1 and prints to LPT1. Now that I have no parallel ports, I tried the "net use..." command, but I get Error 67 (if I remember right) and the command isn't recognized.
    Could it be because the shared printer name has a space and a set of parentheses?? I just named it what the computer calls it - OKI C610(PS)
    Thanks for your help!
    Peachy
    Running Windows 7 Home premium
     
  2. Triple6

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    Did you share the printer? You can have a space in the shared name by then you must use quotation around the the whole path and name.

    Here's some examples if for example your computer is called Peachy-PC and and your printer share name is HP-Printer or HP Printer.

    NET USE LPT1 \\Peachy-PC\HP-Printer /PERSISTENT:YES

    NET USE LPT1 "\\Peachy-PC\HP Printer" /PERSISTENT:YES

    To share your printer, right click on it, choose Printer Properties and go to the Sharing tab.
     
  3. Peachykeen

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    Thanks so much! I'll try the quotation marks. I thought I shared the printer, but I'll check that.

    Thanks again!
     
  4. Peachykeen

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    Do I have to delete this command to use the printer with other programs?
    Thanks!
     
  5. Triple6

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    Nope.
     
  6. Peachykeen

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    Thank you!
     
  7. Peachykeen

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    I still get error messages. I named the printer OKI C610 in the sharing tab of printer properties and put everything in quotation marks as suggested, but now I get the error:
    "The network resource type is not correct"
    This is a different error message, so I did something halfway right?? :)
     
  8. Triple6

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    What is your computer name?

    What is the full command you are typing?
     
  9. Peachykeen

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    Just got it! Thanks so much!!! I appreciate your help!
     
  10. G-Norman

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    NET USE LPT1: /D removes the redirection, but that's not needed unless you want to redirect the same port somewhere else.
    If you'll ever want to use a printer that's not DOS capable you may want to have a look at Printfil: http://www.printfil.com
     
  11. Peachykeen

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    Thanks, G-Norman!
     
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