Fixing issues arising while restoring accidentally deleted printer back to computer
Discuss the different ways to restore an accidentally deleted printer back to computer.
Printers are peripheral devices that help take physical printouts of the data stored inside a computer in a digital format. Printers can be attached and used with computers once their compatible drivers have been installed. A printer, once installed, can be easily accessed using the 'Control Panel' menu and users are provided with options that help add and delete printers from a system. A printer that is deleted from a system can be recovered through various methods. Even though the whole restore process is simple, some users might experience issues which may lead to inconveniences and complications. The common issues that can arise while restroing a deleted printer are system freezing, data corruption, system crash and corruption of the restored printer. Users in these cases are advised to perform repair actions like system file scan, threat scan and registry optimization with the help of some suitable programs. This and fixing valid issues in the system will help resolve all the related issues with no further complications.
Discussed below are some points that will help users restore accidently deleted printer:
- Use System Restore
- Restoring system
- Reinstalling device
Use System Restore
Users who are experiencing issues with their printer are advised that they use the system restore functionality of their computer's operating system to recover the device and its working configuration. The system restore function helps the users restore the system configuration back to a certain point in time when the printer was installed in the OS and it was working normally. It thus helps undo the delete action performed by the users.
The system restore options can be accessed from the system tools folder of the OS 'Start' menu. Users will be provided with options to select from a number of already created restore points and they should choose one which was created when the printer was installed and was working fine. The system will reboot for restoring its working configuration. Users are advised that they should not disturb the process as it can cause serious issues like the corruption of data and the OS. The deleted printer can be accessed from the 'Control Panel' when the system restarts after the restore operation.
Users can also recover a deleted printer by using the 'Add Printer' options in 'Control Panel'. Since the printer software and driver are already installed once in the system, users can simply select the software from the listed ones in the 'Add printer' menu and reinstall the printer in the system. This and restarting the system if required will help recover and use the deleted printer with no further issues.
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