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Unable to Share a printer

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Muideen, Sep 25, 2008.

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  1. Muideen

    Muideen Thread Starter

    Sep 3, 2008
    I was trying 2 share a printer so that it could be used over the network, but to my surprise, the share printer option is disabled, and the "do not share printer" button is selected. I have gone to check window firewalls but I found "File and printer sharing" option selected in the list of programs in Exception tab. And everything there was disabled, i tried to disable windows firewall, but everything on firewall is disabled, and i just cannot make any changes (enablin, disabling firewalls, or even enabling/disabling exception) in it.

    i use windows XP.

    PLEASE HELP, It is urgent
  2. leroys1000

    leroys1000 Banned

    Aug 15, 2007
    Go to start/control panel and run the network setup wizard.
    Follow the instructions and when prompted,select enable
    file and printer sharing.
    Finish the wizard.
  3. bigbear


    Apr 27, 2004
    On the pc the printer is connected to, go to control panel>printers and right click on the printer you wish to share and make sure sharing is enabled.
    If you already have a network, go to the other machine and open control panel>printers.
    Click on add printer>network printer>browse for printer, windows should find the shared printer then just follow instructions.
    You might need the printer cd to load on the second machine, that's it
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