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Windows 7: Print to file: Access denied

02 Jan 2013   #11

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

I do, however it's the top result when searching Google for that error message. I figured I'd share the fix for anyone who had the issue, regardless of the year or how old the thread was, since I doubt the error message was limited to 2010 .

My System SpecsSystem Spec
02 Jan 2013   #12

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64

+1 slowmo

Thank you for adding your experience to help others with this...
I am no guru, but I do search for answers and solutions whenever I am trying to solve a problem.
Info like this helps me, no matter how "old" the question is.

Interestingly I just ran into the same issue!
I placed an order on Newegg and got the same message trying to "print to file"...
I worked around it and got the info I needed...meh

Seeing this thread, I was intrigued and curious...and had to try...
I tried printing to file from the SF page, and again got the access denied error!

I log into Win 7 with a Standard (non-Admin) account, and use Firefox.
I closed the FF Window I was using, then started FF with "Run as administrator".
Tried printing again, and it printed to a file with no errors !

fwiw, here's a screen print with the error I see when running FF without Admin authority...

Print to file: Access denied-prtsp01.png

My System SpecsSystem Spec
01 Sep 2013   #13

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit

Also, fwiw, I used a complete file specification: c:\users\default\My Documents\test.txt and was able to print to my printer Generic/Text on FILE. Thanks for the tip.
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