Tips to backup printer settings
What is the purpose and benefit of backing up printer settings? Provide tips to backup printer settings.
The back up utility is very necessary to maintain the integrity of data and various settings of the computer. In order to use the back up utility for Windows, you need to configure its settings. You might save all the settings like printer setup, various parameters used to setup printer etc. There is a need for taking backup of printer setting. If there is system crash, then you might use this back up to restore back the computer. By default, the back up saves all the printer settings to the floppy drive. You could browse the back up location. You can choose the hard drive, ZIP folder, network place or an external hard disk space to back up all your printer settings.
The following tips might help to take a backup of printer settings:
- Back up printer settings
- Restore printer settings
- Save backup
Back up printer settings
The back up of printer settings is an easy task. For doing this, you need to connect an external hard drive to the computer. You need to access 'System and Maintenance' from the control panel in Windows Operating System. You need to select any drive in the computer and after that select backup and then 'Let Me Choose'. From there you need to select the printer driver from 'C:WindowsSystem32' directory. Then click on ‘Save Settings’.
Restore printer settings
After saving the backup, you need to restore it. The restore could be done on the same computer or on another computer. You need to access 'System and Maintenance' from the control panel in Windows Operating System. After restoring files, you need to click on 'Restore My Files'. Then you need to select the disk in which you have the back up. After that you need to click on ‘Restore’.
You might save the backup on floppy discs, thumb drives or external hard disks etc. You could also easily install the same printer driver to another computer through the backup. You just need to use restore on the other computer. Here, the printer settings will be configured in the other computer also. After that, you need to connect the printer to that particular computer for efficiently working with it.
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