How to Fix Windows Photo Viewer Not Printing

Windows Photo Viewer permits their users to directly print the documents from the application with some clicks. Sometimes users can face issues while giving printing commands from the application. Go through this article to fix the issue of Windows Photo Viewer not printing.

Ways to Fix Windows Photo Viewer Not Printing

Here we have mentioned six possible ways to fix the issue of Windows Photo Viewer not printing.

  • Extract Zip file
  • Set as Default Printer
  • Run Printer Troubleshooter
  • Re-add Printer
  • Set Windows Photo Viewer as Original
  • Run System File Checker

1) Extract Zip File

Before you print, you need to extract zip files. Here are the steps to follow:

  1. Right-tap on the Zip files and then tap on the “Extract” option.
  2. Launch the extracted folder.
  3. Launch the picture into windows Photo Viewer.
  4. Now you need to try printing and Check the improvements.

2) Set as Default Printer

Here are the steps to follow:

  1. Tap Windows + R key to launch the Run command.
  2. In the search field type “control” and then tap “OK” to launch the “Control Panel.”
  3. Visit “Hardware and Sound” and then tap on “Device and Printers.”
  4. In the list of the installed printers, right-tap on the printer you want to set.
  5. Tap on “Set as default printer” button.
  6. Close the Control Panel.
  7. Now open the Photo Viewer application and then check the improvements.

3) Run Printer Troubleshooter

Here are the steps to follow:

  1. Tap on the start button and then tap on Settings.
  2. Visit “Updates & Security.
  3. Bottom down and tap on “Printer.”
  4. Tap on “Run the Troubleshooter” option.
  5. Now you need to follow on-screen instruction and then apply the suggested fixes.
  6. Now close the troubleshooter windows and then check the issue resolved, and you can print.

4) Re-add Printer

Remove Printer

Here are the steps on how to remove the printer:

  1. Tap on the start button and then tap on settings.
  2. Tap “Device” under the settings
  3. Tap on “Printer & Scanner” on the left pane.
  4. Tap on the “Remove Device” option.
  5. Tap on “Yes” to confirm your command.

Re-add printer

Here are the steps on how to re-add the printer:

  1. Tap on the start button and then tap on settings.
  2. Tap “Device” under the settings
  3. Tap on “Printer & Scanner” button.
  4. Tap on “Add Printer or Scanner” option.
  5. Tap on your desired printer from the list that appears on your screen and then follow the on-screen command to complete the procedure.
  6. Launch the Windows Photo Viewer application and the Check for improvements.

5) Set Windows Photo Viewer as Original

Here are the steps to follow:

  1. Tap on the start button and then tap on settings.
  2. In the settings option, tap on application.
  3. Bottom down to the “Photo Viewer.”
  4. Tap on “Choose a default” option.
  5. Check the application and tap on Windows photo Viewer on the appear list on your screen.
  6. Now you need to close the settings to check the issue resolved.

6) Run System File Checker

Here are the steps to follow:

  1. Tap on the Windows + R button to launch Run.
  2. In the search field, type “cmd.”
  3. Right-tap on the command prompts and then tap on “Run as Administrator.”
  4. In the command prompt search field type “SFC/scannow.”
  5. After the processing system file checker will automatically scan the system files and replace the corrupted file with new files.
  6. Now you need to close the command prompt when scanning is done.
  7. Now launch the window Photo viewer and the Check the issue resolve.

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