How to permanently delete printer list on my Win Vista

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Dear Experts,

We are using an HP machine running on a Windows Vista operating system back in the office. And, I have a total of seven printers that I have access to print. The four of those are of not much use to me and is a little bit far from my location so I deleted it and retained the three. But, to my surprise, the next day, after restarting my computer, I noticed that the seven printers are still in my PC.

How do I permanently delete the four other printers? It which makes my list of printers crowded, so I hope someone can help me with the best solution.

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Answered By 0 points N/A #109070

How to permanently delete printer list on my Win Vista

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Dear Misha Bell,

Here is the permanent solution for your issue. You just want to do simple steps:

Open your ‘control panel’ and then open ‘printers and faxes’ icon.

Select ‘Tools’ in menu and select ‘Folder Options’.

After opening ‘Tools’, press ‘View’ Tab and uncheck “Automatically search for network folders and printers” and press ‘Apply’ then press ‘OK’.

Now restart your system. Hope your issue will be resolved after this. Remember, before doing this steps, delete all four printer first which you did not want to see in your attached printer list.

Cheers,

Stephy

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Answered By 0 points N/A #109071

How to permanently delete printer list on my Win Vista

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Hi.

The above solution is for WIN XP.

If you are using WIN7 then you can easily delete other printers by following these steps.

Click on ORGANIZE

Scroll down to FOLDER AND SEARCH OPTIONS

Middle tab VIEW

Scroll down a little and enable

Hide all the empty drives in computer folder.

Your problem will be solved.

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