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[SOLVED] Microsoft Print to PDF Not Working

Fix Microsoft Print to PDF Not Working: One of the best features about Windows 10 is it’s print to PDF function where users can print their web pages, files, jpg or word file as a PDF file using an inbuilt PDF Printer by Microsoft called Microsoft Print to PDF. However, reports are coming in that the Print to PDF is not working on their System. When a user clicks on Print to PDF the web browser simply becomes unresponsive and there is no downloading progress or save to dialogue box.

Fix Microsoft Print to PDF Not Working

Users don’t see any output when they click on Print to PDF and the browser saves the PDF file but there is no mention of where the file was saved and the save to dialogue box doesn’t appear at all. So without wasting any time let’s see how to actually Fix Microsoft Print to PDF Not Working with the help of below-listed troubleshooting guide.

[SOLVED] Microsoft Print to PDF Not Working

Make sure to create a restore point, just in case something goes wrong.

Method 1: Check the User Folder

Before doing anything, first go to the following directory:

C:\users\%username%

Press Windows Key + R then type C:\Users\%username% and hit Enter. Now look for the PDF file that went missing, if you still couldn’t find the file then go to the following folder: C:\users\%username%\Documents and again search for the specific file.

Method 2: Disable then Re-Enable the Microsoft Print to PDF feature

1.Press Windows Key + R then type appwiz.cpl and hit Enter to open Programs and Features.

type appwiz.cpl and hit Enter to open Programs and Features

2.Now from the left-hand menu click on Turn Windows features on or off.

turn windows features on or off

3.Scroll down then uncheck the box next to Microsoft Print to PDF and click OK.

Uncheck Microsoft Print to PDF in Windows Feature

4.Reboot your PC to save changes.

5.Next, again follow the steps from 1 to 3 but this time checkmark the box next to Microsoft Print to PDF.

Checkmark Microsoft Print to PDF in Windows Feature

6.Click Ok to save changes and restart your PC then see if you’re able to Fix Microsoft Print to PDF Not Working Issue.

Method 3: Set Microsoft Print to PDF as the default printer

1.Press Windows Key + R then type “control printers” (without quotes) and hit Enter to open Devices and Printers.

Type control printers in Run and hit Enter

2.Now right-click on Microsoft Print to PDF and then select Set as Default Printer.

Right click on Microsoft Print to PDF then select Set as default printer

3.Reboot your PC to save changes and see if you’re able to Fix Microsoft Print to PDF Not Working Issue.

Method 4: Re-install Microsoft Print to PDF Drivers

1.Press Windows Key + R then type “control printers” (without quotes) and hit Enter to open Devices and Printers.

Type control printers in Run and hit Enter

2.Now right-click on Microsoft Print to PDF and then select Remove device.

Right-click on Microsoft Print to PDF then select Remove device

3.Once you have removed Microsoft Print to PDF then click on Add a printer from the menu.

Add a printer from devices and printers

4.Click The printer that I want isn’t listed” at the bottom of the Add a device screen.

Click on The printer that I want isn't listed at the bottom

5.Checkmark “Add a local printer or network printer with manual settings” and click Next.

Check mark Add a local printer or network printer with manual settings and click Next

6.Select PORTPROMPT: (Local Port) from “Use an existing port” drop-down and click Next.

Select PORTPROMPT (Local Port) from Use an existing port drop-down

7.Next, from the Manufacturer column select Microsoft than from the Printers column select Microsoft Print to PDF and then click Next.

From Manufacturer select Microsoft then from Printers select Microsoft Print to PDF

8.Select Replace the current driver and then click Next.

Select Replace the current driver and click Next

9.Under Printer name type Microsoft Print to PDF and then click Next.

Under Printer name type Microsoft Print to PDF and then click Next

10.Click Finish to complete the process and reboot your PC.

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That’s it you have successfully Fix Microsoft Print to PDF Not Working but if you still have any queries regarding this post then feel free to ask them in the comment’s section.

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Aditya Farrad

Aditya is a self-motivated information technology professional and has been a technology writer for the last 7 years. He covers Internet services, mobile, Windows, software, and How-to guides.

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