Windows 10: Search function not working when trying to save with Print to PDF

Discus and support Search function not working when trying to save with Print to PDF in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; The search function in windows explorer gets grayed out when trying to use Microsoft print to PDF. This used to work before and now has stopped. Is... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by Demonlord4lf, Feb 12, 2020 at 2:11 AM.

  1. Search function not working when trying to save with Print to PDF


    The search function in windows explorer gets grayed out when trying to use Microsoft print to PDF. This used to work before and now has stopped. Is there anything that could've caused this to happen?

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    Demonlord4lf, Feb 12, 2020 at 2:11 AM
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  2. Erika Aro Win User

    Microsoft "Print to PDF" prints out Garbage

    Hi,

    To better assist you regarding Microsoft Print to PDF, we just have a few questions for you:

    • What are the documents that you're trying to save as a PDF file?
    • Can you provide us a step-by-step screenshot of how you print your documents as PDF?
     
  3. Suman_B Win User
    Print to PDF not working in Windows 10.

    Hi Jim,



    Thank you for writing to Microsoft Community Forums.



    I suggest you to try the following methods and check:



    I suggest you to refer to suggestions from
    Kristine Arp
    replied on January 13, 2018 and check:
    Microsoft Print to PDF is not working.




    Additionally follow the below steps.



    Method 1: Check the User folder.



    Edge sometimes saves the PDF documents to the default directory automatically. If you don’t see the save dialog while using Microsoft Edge, make sure to check
    C:Users%username% folder for saved PDF files.

    There are instances Edge stores saved PDF file in
    UserDocuments
    folder automatically, so make sure that you check it as well.



    Method 2:
    Update the printer driver



    If replacing the printer driver didn’t solve the problem, you might as well try to update the current one. In case you don’t know how to do that, just follow these instructions:

    1. Go to Search, type devicemngr, and open Device Manager.
    2. Expan Print queues.
    3. Right-click Microhsoft Print to PDF, and go to
      Update driver.
    4. Follow further on-screen instructions.
    5. Restart your computer.


    Please refer to Print to PDF tutorial.



    Hope it helps.

    Thanks,

    Suman.B

    Microsoft Community - Moderator
     
  4. Search function not working when trying to save with Print to PDF

    Print to PDF missing in Printer List

    Hi William,

    We suggest that you disable and re-enable the Print to PDF feature. Here are the steps:

    • Click on the Start menu and type in Windows Features.
    • Choose Turn Windows features on or off.
    • On the next window, find Microsoft Print to PDF and disable it. Click
      OK to save changes.
    • Restart your PC.
    • Repeat the same steps to re-enable Microsoft Print to PDF.
    If the issue persists, we suggest that you perform the troubleshooting steps suggested on the link below under
    Advanced:

    Fix printer problems

    Regards.
     
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