Windows 10: Shared printer problem but not shared folder issue

Discus and support Shared printer problem but not shared folder issue in Windows 10 Network and Sharing to solve the problem; Hi, I have a Win7pro PC that shares HP Officejet 800 on a local network. It's a small office of 6 Windows10 machines. The Win7pro machine has also a... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Network and Sharing' started by Tomasz Wic, Nov 25, 2020.

  1. Shared printer problem but not shared folder issue


    Hi,

    I have a Win7pro PC that shares HP Officejet 800 on a local network. It's a small office of 6 Windows10 machines. The Win7pro machine has also a shared folder in case anyone would like to drop off the file to it and print it off the machine. All of it works well with office Win10 machines except for one.

    The stubborn one is a Win10 fully updated machine that can see and use the shared folder on Win7 machine but is refusing to connect to the shared printer. When trying to add a shared printer by the name as I did with other 5 machines I am getting an error: 'Windows cannot connect to the printer. Check the printer name and try again'

    What am I doing wrong? What am I missing? Please help!

    :)
     
    Tomasz Wic, Nov 25, 2020
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  2. Nikhar_K Win User

    Printer Sharing Issue

    Hi,



    Thank you for writing to Microsoft Community Forums.



    I understand that you want the printer to be shared on the network. I’ll certainly help you with the issue.



    However, please let us know:



    • What is the make and model of the printer?


    To share the printer on the network, I would suggest you to refer the article on

    Share your network printer
    and see if that helps.



    Let us know the results.



    Regards,

    Nikhar Khare

    Microsoft Community - Moderator
     
    Nikhar_K, Nov 25, 2020
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  3. newtekie1 Win User
    Can't share printer—getting error message

    Step 1: Go to store.
    Step 2: Buy a less shitty printer.
    Step 3: Pick up some beer while you are there.
    Step 4: Enjoy both your new printer and your beer.

    In all seriousness, I have had more issues with Lexmark printers and their shitty drivers then any other manufacturer, HP is a close second though.

    However, if you don't want to get a new printer*Laugh :laugh:, and I can understand that, when my Lexmark was giving me the same troubles in Win7(and Vista) I had to make sure the Windows firewall was ON and the firewall service was enabled and running. After I shared it I could re-disable the firewall and firewall services.
     
    newtekie1, Nov 25, 2020
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  4. Arul_D Win User

    Shared printer problem but not shared folder issue

    Printer Sharing

    Hi Bransby,

    Thank you for posting your query in Microsoft Community. Appreciate your interest in using Windows 10.

    I would suggest you to follow the below steps and check if it helps

    Computer you are sharing from

    1. Type "Device and Printers" in the web and windows box

    2. Find your printer

    3. Right click on the printer

    4. Select “Printer properties"

    5. Click on the sharing tab

    6. Check "sharing this printer"

    7. Give the printer a Name

    8. Click apply

    Computer you are trying to share to:

    1. Type "Device and Printers" in the web and windows box

    2. Check for printer the devices and printers.

    3. if it is not there click "add printer"

    4. If the printer does not show up click “The printer that i wanted wasn't list"

    Hope the information is helpful. Feel free to write to us for any other assistance with Windows, we’ll be glad to assist you.
     
    Arul_D, Nov 25, 2020
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