When I open a PDF file and try to print, it prints to prn file and saves the file to desktop. Even though the correct printer is selected. If I right-click on the file and say print, it goes to the printer, but then i can't chose pages, it prints the whole document.
This only happened recently and until then it was printing fine, nothing that I know of changed.
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In the print dialog disable the entry 'Print to file'.
That did it! Thanks!
Thanks! I was having the same problem. That fixed it.
Had to go to the 'Advanced' tab to find the appropriate check box
Oh my gosh! Thank you so much! I have just been about to SCREAM!!! This just started happening recently!
please do help me, i have my hp printer and i could not print pdf file. every time i tried to print it automatically save as to desktop, please do give me a solution.thanks
A solution was given earlier in this thread... In case you missed it: Go to the printer properties and tick-off the "Print to file" box.
I have a canon and it's automatically printing to file, even when checkbox is unchecked.
I removed the printer, reinstalled - and it keeps happening.
Which checkbox do you turn off, exactly?
In Advanced Print Setup print to file is unchecked. I don't see any other place with a print to file option. When pressing "print" - it will still open a window to save the file.
That solution does not work for me. There is not print to file in my HP print dialog file
nevermind I found it it works..........
If "print to file" is unchecked and it's still printing to a PRN file, and even other programs are doing it, then check your printer port. The printer I was using was set to use a FILE port. Changing it back to the original WSD or TCPIP or USB port will fix it.
This did it for me. Printers and scanners >click your printer > Manage > Printer properties > ports tab > wsd
Worked for me as well. I didn't have the manage option but after going into advanced, ports, I was able to change it from Print to File to wsd, thanks again1
Thanks for sharing how to find the port. That did it for me too!
Thank you so much!! Worked for me after trying about 10 other things.
This helped me too. No other solution worked.
Thank you so much!!! I had been stressing out for so long now. This worked for me!
Thank you. The inconvenienve solved out.
I am facing also same issue..now its working..:)
I have a HP printer and the print to file check box was un-checked so I removed the printer and then reinstalled it and problem solved dosent try to save as PRN any more.
Thanks... Saved my problem too! But be sure to click on the "Advanced" button first!
Yes, that works... But being a C, C++, C# , html/css/jscript coder myself, who has done UI work, I didn't have any patience with a UI that would assume by default that when I select "print" that I would want it sent to a file.Not at all my idea of intuitive.
But as acrobat dc is free and other pdf apps are also free and available, there was "no harm, no foul" to anyone.