Printer Wants To SAVE Instead Of Print

July 15, 2015 at 08:08:34
Specs: Windows 7
"Sometimes" (not sure what doc it might be) my printer wants to Save rather than print my doc. Why? How to fix?

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#1
July 15, 2015 at 08:09:43
These are NOT answers to my question!!

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#2
July 15, 2015 at 14:41:46
Printers don't save. Windows wants to save it instead of print it. Which browser are you using?

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#3
July 15, 2015 at 19:57:23
When you click print, the print dialog box pops up, DO NOT just OK it, read the information on it. If there is a check box marked "Save to File" then uncheck this, Then look to make sure that it is printing to your printer, it sometimes will select "One Note" or 'Fax" which will not send it to your printer. Once you check that all is right, THEN OK the print. Usually, after doing this once, is all it takes to 'fix' the issue and the next time you just need to glance to make sure it still is OK, but it should default to your preference that you just selected. Once in a while, it might go out of wack, but it is easily 'fixed again the same way.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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#4
July 15, 2015 at 23:25:44
Google Chrome is the browser

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#5
July 15, 2015 at 23:42:13
When I go to print (either by right clicking and going down to print, or by ctrl P), the print dialog box pops up, but it does not have a place to click "print". It just has "save". It does Not say "save as", and it does not have a box that might have an option to check "Save to File". It looks like a normal print dialog box, put it only says "save". My default is OK. And this only happens "sometimes" - like I mentioned. Sometimes the box pops up and the place to click print is there, so I print normally. But also as mentioned, I do not know what kind of documents this happens on. It "seems"(I think) to be on something I am looking at on the internet, and want to print so I can have it in hand. But it might just be a random thing! ??? I do not think it happens on e-mails. I am using Google Chrome as my browser. Any help is appreciated. Thanks

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#6
July 16, 2015 at 07:48:12
What "Destination" is displayed when "save" is shown?
The printer you want to send it to?
Check carefully

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#7
July 16, 2015 at 21:49:39
From having rummaged through the Windows Registry a lot, my guess
is that the command for printing some document type(s) got changed in
the first section of the Registry, "HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT", by a program
which works with that document type.

-- Jeff, in Minneapolis


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#8
July 17, 2015 at 07:20:56
Are you trying to actually print a webpage? Or print a file available for download from the page? Might it be possible that you're accidentally checking the box to Print to File?

message edited by beachyhbt


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#9
July 17, 2015 at 18:33:56
If this is a registry corruption, even if caused by malware, you can try a System Restore to a date well before the problem started. This will restore system files and registry to the date before the problem started so it should fix it for you. After completing the system restore, run Malwarebytes to make sure that there is not something lurking behind the scenes that caused the problem and might again. Post the log back here for review. Then do a manual Windows Update since you might have lost a few updates when you did the system restore.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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