Can’t locate printer when going through the add a printer wizard

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I am trying to share my printer between my laptop and my desktop. The printer is connected to the desktop. When I go through the Add a Printer wizard on the laptop and try to search for the printer connected to my desktop, I just get something that says "No items match the current search."

Is there something that I am not doing right? I would appreciate any help that you can extend. Below is a screenshot that I took from my screen when I was going through the Add a Printer wizard.

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Can’t locate printer when going through the add a printer wizard


To share you printer between your desktop and your laptop, what you have to do is; There are two settings for this.

One is point to point connection, in which you can't share you printer among these two machines and another is to connect these two machines using some networking device such as hub or switch. If you have connected these two machines using hub or switch, then for sure it is very simple and easy.

You have to just make a homegroup and share resources. By default the window share in home group is document printer and music. If you have not taken both machines into homegroup, then you can't share the printer. So you are a home user I will recommend you to make a home group your printer will be shared automatically.


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