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Windows 7: Printer displayed as removable drive in windows explorer

30 Aug 2012   #1

windows 7 home premium 64 bit
Printer displayed as removable drive in windows explorer

Windows explorer list my all-in-one printer as "J" drive. Is this normal? I don't remember seeing this before.

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30 Aug 2012   #2

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64

Does it have a memory card slot?
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30 Aug 2012   #3

windows 7 home premium 64 bit

No not that I use.
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30 Aug 2012   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (32-bit)

Some printers have a Memory card slot which make printing pictures easy and direct, even when not in use it can be recognized as "Removable Drive". May I ask what brand and model your Printer is?
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30 Aug 2012   #5

windows 7 home premium 64 bit

Lexmark. I got my head out of my backside, uninstalled the printer rebooted and now it listed as a printer.
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 Printer displayed as removable drive in windows explorer

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