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Windows 7: print button in pictures library not working

31 Oct 2010   #1
stantheman

windows home premuim 64 bit
 
 
print button in pictures library not working

when I press the print button( after highlighting a picture) , explorer opens C:\ Windows system 32. It seems to be searching for the path. On another desktop computer with Win 7 this same action opoens a new window with printer options. I have uninstalled/ re-installed the printer with no solution. If I right click the highlighted picture and select that print function all is OK. I believe something has corrupted the path for the print function in the Pictures folder. Please help.


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31 Oct 2010   #2
Lemur

Systems 1 and 2: Windows 7 Enterprise x64, Win 8 Developer
 
 

Make sure the default printer is correct. You may want to uninstall and reinstall the printer if it is correct.
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31 Oct 2010   #3
stantheman

windows home premuim 64 bit
 
 

Thanks form the thought, but the default printer is OK and I have already uninstalled the software and drivers with no success. The printer works fine in all situations except the button in the pictures library.The instruction/path that tells windows how to start the printer ( with this partivular button) is , I believe , at fault.
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02 Nov 2010   #4
zekramcross

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit
 
 

Hi,
Have you tried clicking on the picture and wait till the viewer goes on screen and from the do the following command: Ctrl+P
See if that works.
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02 Nov 2010   #5
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zekramcross View Post
Hi,
Have you tried clicking on the picture and wait till the viewer goes on screen and from the do the following command: Ctrl+P
See if that works.
thats how i do it ,except i dont press ctrl+p i just click print from menu bar then click print from the dropdown which is the ctrl+p shortcut . but it works , i can't rember which thread but windows has a problem sending the command to the printer unless its from the viewer.
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03 Nov 2010   #6
stantheman

windows home premuim 64 bit
 
 
still more help please

Yep, that works fine guys. However I still think there is a problem as my other desktop machine also has win 7 and it prints directly from a highlighted picture from the pictures library. When you press the print button in the toolbar or select it from a right click , it's supposed to open a new window with the print selection poroperties. this does not happen ,.Instead it opens an explorer showing the last path as system 32. I am sure if I do a repair install whatever is corrupted in the registry will be fixed. I just feel thats a heck of a lot of work and re-installs for what should be a simple registry fix. The workarounds suggested are great but I would like my win 7 install fixed . thanks for the tips and the time taken. Any other thoughts would be appreciated.
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20 Nov 2010   #7
bdboston

Windows 7 Home Premimum
 
 

stantheman,

I have the same problem. Did you ever find help? I've found that I can print from the viewer but can't print multiple pictures on a single page.
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20 Nov 2010   #8
zekramcross

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit
 
 

Hi,
I just had someone with the same problem and what I recommend is Picasa a free photo editor more information here:

Picasa Web Albums Features

I hope this helps if you have any question please don't hesatate to ask.
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20 Nov 2010   #9
stantheman

windows home premuim 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bdboston View Post
stantheman,

I have the same problem. Did you ever find help? I've found that I can print from the viewer but can't print multiple pictures on a single page.
Sorry bdboston , I haven't had a satisfactory reply. Something has corrupted in the Win 7 inistall. It definately isn't other editing or photo applications. It worked fine for the first 2/3 months. I am sure that a repair install of windows will fix it. It would be good if a Microsoft certified techy could help though.
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25 Nov 2010   #10
bdboston

Windows 7 Home Premimum
 
 

Thanks for the reply Stantheman,

I've had this problem since day one and my laptop didn't come with a cd so more than likely my initial backup is corrupted. Bought a new printer at the same time and had printer hardware & driver issues. Replaced printer, HP finally released updated drivers and figured out I had a third problem with the laptop software. Have other PCs and would prefer to remain consistent with printing software, guess I'll work around until I hopefully stumble across a fix someday.

I'll let you know if I find anything.

Thanks again, bdboston.
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