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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
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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.
 

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!
 

Peachykeen

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

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?? :)
 

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What is your computer name?

What is the full command you are typing?
 
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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
 
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