July 09, 2012

Unable to share Printer on Windows 7 Network?


If you have a printer attached to your windows 7 machine, you can share it with anyone on the same network; it doesn't matter what type of printer you have. 

So we are sharing here step-by-step printer help guide to share printer among Windows 7 computers and users…also find here how to fix Wireless printer not detected/found problem.

But, before sharing printer among multiple Windows 7 machine and users, make sure both machines are members of the same Workgroup which by default is named Workgroup. So you will have to verify the following settings under Advanced Sharing Settings for the Home or Work and Public profile.

Step 1: Go to 'Start -> Control Panel -> Network and Internet -> Choose homegroup and sharing options'.
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Step 2: Click the 'Printer' checkbox then Click the 'Change advanced sharing setting' link.

Step 3: Click 'Turn on network discovery' and 'Turn on file and printer sharing', then click 'Save changes'.

Step 4: Now go to Start and click on Printer icon, and double click on 'Customize your printer'.

Step 5: Click the checkbox 'Share this printer', click 'apply' and 'OK'.

Step 6: Click Windows machine icon under 'Network' icon. Here you can see the printer connected to my Windows 7 machine is shared and also the Users Folder. Find here how to share a folder or file in Windows 7.

When everything is installed, open 'Printers and Faxes' to find the shared printer and check that it is working with multiple Windows 7 machines or not. If you find any problem with that, find online printer support with us to fix any issue related with your printer and PC. 

It’s one of the easiest and most likely way to share a printer among multiple Windows 7 machine.
I hope it will work for you.

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