Where do i find printer drivers on my computer?

Mikel Berge asked a question: Where do i find printer drivers on my computer?
Asked By: Mikel Berge
Date created: Sat, Jun 12, 2021 1:36 AM
Date updated: Mon, Jun 20, 2022 11:58 AM


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Click on any of your installed printers, then click “Print server properties” at the top of the window. Choose the “Drivers” tab at the top of the window to view installed printer drivers.

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Printer drivers are stored in C:\%windows%\System32\drivers, and their Inf files are in C:\%windows%\INF. I recommend NOT to remove printer drivers, for it may cause troubles. Regards, Ashidacchi

Windows has its own generic printer driver, called Unidrv, which comes built into Windows. You can set up your new printer by connecting it to your computer, and finding the “Devices and Printers”...

Open the Settings application in Windows 10. Navigate and select the Devices menu. Head over to the Printers and scanners Menu. Here is you can find the name of your Printer, then the drivers are installed. If you weren’t able to find the name of your Printer, follow one of the methods down below to get it working.

If the printer is still not detected, please launch Device Manager and try to find the entry of the printer. It can be listed udner Printers or Unknown Device. Right-click on the entry, choose Properties->Driver->Update the driver.

They usually are in the /Library/Printers/ folder. Installed drivers may also be found in the /Home/Library/Printers/ folder. The driver folder should have a "normal" name involving "Samsung" in the name. Exactly why do you need to know the location? The driver installer should place it wherever it belongs.

How do I know which file I need for an old printer? I have an HP printer with the correct driver on my old computer, but my new computer will not bring it up because the driver is over 10 years old. I just need to copy the correct driver to my new computer so that I can continue to use my printer.

Depending on your desktop model you can find it on the side, top, front or back of the computer. For All-in-One PCs you will find it on the back.

Go to the Device Manager and expand the printer driver segment. Then, using the right-click action choose the ‘Update driver’ option. You will further receive a prompt in which you need to choose the second option which says, “Browse my computer for driver software.”

Driver updates are often available in the “Drivers” section of a printer manufacturer’s website. Some support sites let you search for your printer model number directly. Locate and download the latest driver for your printer model, then follow the installation instructions on the manufacturer’s website.

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