Windows 10: List of networked printers is huge. Any way to search through them?

Discus and support List of networked printers is huge. Any way to search through them? in Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware to solve the problem; I am connected to a greater VPN and when adding a printer on my LOCAL LAN, I am getting a list of all the printers available on the VPN and my LAN.... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware' started by IanSmith101, Apr 13, 2021.

  1. List of networked printers is huge. Any way to search through them?


    I am connected to a greater VPN and when adding a printer on my LOCAL LAN, I am getting a list of all the printers available on the VPN and my LAN. This list contains hundreds of printers. Is there a way to narrow the results in the search results so I can find one printer in particular? This used to be an option in previous windows versions, e.g. searching by printer name.

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    IanSmith101, Apr 13, 2021
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  2. Network Printer NOT RECOGNIZED!

    Hi Laura,

    Thanks for posting your query on Microsoft Community.

    To assist you better, please provide few details.


    • Is your printer is connected to wired or wireless network?

    • Are you able to view your printer on your network location?
    I would suggest you to try running Printer troubleshooter and check if it helps.

    Follow the below steps:


    • Type troubleshooting in the
      Search
      area on the taskbar.

    • Click on View all on the left panel of the Troubleshooting Windows.

    • Select Printer.

    • Follow the on screen instruction.


    Hope it helps, reply to us with the status of your issue. We will be happy to assist you.
     
    Santosh_Rai, Apr 13, 2021
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  3. Random network printers listed


    OK, not sure if this is the right place to post this. Please don't shoot me down if it isn't.
    I have the Windows 10 preview installed and went to add my printer last night, when the OS searched for it on my network it brought back a list of about 20 or so network attached printers. I have only 1! The printers seemed to belong to some company with offices in various locations around the UK. I'm assuming this is not normal. Anyone else have this issue? Oh and my printer wasn't listed. The laptop is a clean install and has never been connected to any other networks. It had been a long day but I'm sure I wasn't imagining it...although it is a distinct possibility.
     
    SirGrimshaw, Apr 13, 2021
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  4. Boatvan Win User

    List of networked printers is huge. Any way to search through them?

    Did our Epson printer get hacked?

    Another question, is this on a home network or a work network? The steps @eidairaman1 listed are always a good first step. If this is on a work network you manage, I'd be much more concerned than the home one. It is possible someone is screwing with you, but malware could also be the culprit.
     
    Boatvan, Apr 13, 2021
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