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Windows 7: Rename Network Printer?

05 Jan 2016   #11

Windows XP SP3

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by porkupyne09 View Post
......I was having the same problem, and thought that the answer may lie in the registry. I did some browsing and discovered the solution. Navigate to "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Print\Printers\<name of your device>". Click on that folder and then look for value name "Name" on the right. (EDIT: The current value should be the network path of your device. Don't worry, it will not alter the functionality.) Right click on that value and click "Modify". In the new window change the value data to whatever you want the name to be. Restart the computer and voila! Hope this helps someone.
Okay thanks. I was looking for a solution and without trying any other first, this this. Worked for me.

So I have a follow up or related question for anyone who might know the answer.

I have just successfully connected a DYMO 450 Duo Labelwriter as an external USB device to my QNAP NAS. This is preferable to a direct connection as it leaves my notebook as 'unwired' as possible. This printer however has two output or 'trays' one a label and the other a tape printer and so uses two drivers. When connected directly to shows in Windows as two separate printers.

Conversely when connected to the NAS it shows the web GUI as a single printer as it does also on the Windows PC under Network.

So far I suspect I could juggle between 'tape' and 'label' by changing the device driver both of which are not in my Windows system folder. This however is obviously not a very elegant solution.

SO based on the registry solution above as because the key shows the selected driver, I wondered if it would be possible to copy the key but with a different name, reboot and then change the driver and so have both printer drivers loaded at the same time.

Any ideas?

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