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Windows 7: Print to file: Access denied

12 Dec 2010   #1
AllanP

 
Print to file: Access denied

I have done some searching around, but can't find a solution to this problem.
My printer is in for repairs and I want to print to file. I get "Could not open the file: Access denied."




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12 Dec 2010   #2
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

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12 Dec 2010   #3
AllanP

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jacee View Post
Thanks, I've already been there and don't see any relevant solution.
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12 Dec 2010   #4
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Try the XPS document writer or this program.
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12 Dec 2010   #5
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

Could it be because the printer is not attached? Sounds weird but I wonder if that is the cause. Use of a virtual PDF printer like doPDF that WHS mentioned would solve the problem for now.
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12 Dec 2010   #6
brady

 

where you are trying to save the file to?
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13 Dec 2010   #7
AllanP

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ztruker View Post
Could it be because the printer is not attached? Sounds weird but I wonder if that is the cause. Use of a virtual PDF printer like doPDF that WHS mentioned would solve the problem for now.
No the printer isn't on line. That's why I am trying to print to file; so that I can print the files later when printer is on line. Do you mean "print to file" doesn't work if a printer is not connected?

Thanks, Allan
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13 Dec 2010   #8
AllanP

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by brady View Post
where you are trying to save the file to?
Well usually you are confronted with a file manger so that you can select where to save it. I did however try and save the file as Sudoku.prn in C:\Temp. It did that, but when I tried to open the file Windows didn't recognize it.
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01 Jan 2013   #9
slowmo

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I had the same issue, however I got around it by supplying the path I wanted to save the file to using the Microsoft XPS printer and selecting print to file. For instance I have a partition R: where I keep my personal records. In the "Output Filename" box I entered "R:/Personal Records/Output_Filename.xps" and saved. I was able to open and view the doc in XPS viewer as well without issue. Hope that helps anyone who comes across this post...Happy New Year
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01 Jan 2013   #10
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Do you realize that this thread is from 2010. Hopefully the OP will still be alive and able to read your solution to the problem - LOL.
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