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    Multiple entries for one printer
    I've had a printer attached to my mini for some time and all has been good.

    Today when I went to print I got printer unavailable

    Went into printers and scanners and saw that I have eight entries for the printer?

    Not seen this before - Can anyone suggest why this is and can I delete seven of the entries?

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    Multiple entries for one printer
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    If your printer isn't actually working I would delete everything and start from scratch with new drivers.
    Peter - I used to be paranoid but now I just worry all the time

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    Multiple entries for one printer
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    Maybe if you upgraded the OS, each version created a new "copy" to use.

    Also, I agree with pine_man, best to delete them all and start fresh. Go to the manufacturers web site, and get the newest driver and utilities folder available for your model printer.
    -- Bob --
    Please backup. Everything has a life cycle, unexpected and warning free. Nothing will last as long as you want it to.

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    Thanks, one of the entries does work so I'll start by deleting the others and see what happens.

    Thanks again

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    Multiple entries for one printer
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    Quote Originally Posted by tomg35 View Post
    Thanks, one of the entries does work so I'll start by deleting the others and see what happens.

    Thanks again

    It sounds like your print spooler was put into Pause mode at some point, and if there is no option to Resume, then just select all print jobs and delete them. Also make sure your printer hasn't been Paused somehow and carry on.


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