Printers Not Showing Up Windows 10

Printers Not Showing Up Windows 10

Usually, all the accessible printers will be listed under Devices and Printers on your Windows computer. If Printers Not Showing Up Windows 10, ensure that it is shared and connected to your computer through USB or over a network. Restart your printer and try again. If the problem persists, you can fix the issue by following the methods given below.

Printer Spooler Service

Printer Spooler is an inbuilt software of the Windows operating system. Until your printer gets ready to print, Printer Spooler stores all the print jobs in your computer’s memory. If Printer Spooler is not running, your shared printer fails to show up on your Windows 10 computer. You can fix the issue by the steps mentioned below.

  • On your keyboard, press the Windows and R keys simultaneously. Now the Run box will appear.
  • Type services.msc and press Enter.
  • Look for Printer Spooler and right-click on it to go to Properties.
  • In the General tab, ensure the ‘Startup type’ of your printer spooler service is set to Automatic.
Printer spooler service
  • Make sure the Status of the Printer Spooler shows Running. If it’s not running, click Start. Now, you can resolve the issue and your Windows 10 will show the shared printer.
  • If your issue persists, you can try the second method given below.
Status of the Printer Spooler

Uninstall and Reinstall the Printer Driver

  • On your keyboard, press the Windows and R keys simultaneously to open the Run box.
  • In the Run box, type devmgmt.msc and press OK.
Run Dailogue box

Now, the Device Manager window will appear.

Device Manager

Click Print queues. Right-click your preferred printer and click Uninstall device.

uninstall printer device
  • Restart your computer and download the printer driver from the manufacturer’s website.
  • Now, your Printers Not Showing Up Windows 10 issue solved.
  • If the problem persists, Click Call button appears on the webpage to get remote assistance from our technical experts.
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