Printing a prn file from a USB Printer

Discussion in 'Windows XP / Older OS' started by AMARLAL, Sep 24, 2011.


    AMARLAL MDL Novice

    May 19, 2011
    Dear Friends,

    I wanted to print a .prn file from a USB Laser Printer..
    My operating system is Windows XP.
    I also have a additional PC where I can access the Shared Printer.
    Tried several options...but does not seem to work.

    Can somebody suggest a solution.
  2. evlad

    evlad MDL Member

    May 23, 2011
    .prn contains printer language and print codes.
    you must have identical printer drivers on both computers (one solo and one with printer)
    on solo computer redirect print to file and you got example.prn, copy it to usb drive.
    then on computer with printer: file is on root of usb drive (F:\exaple.prn).
    - open command prompt
    - c:...> copy /B f:\example.prn PRN

    /B - represent you send binary file.
    PRN is system name to Active Printer Device.
    f: is drive letter of your usb drive (it can be different but it is example).
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