How to Resolve Printer Access Denied Error Message
Get to know more about resolving 'Printer Access Denied' error message
Printers are devices which will help you to produce text and graphics on physical print media such as paper or transparencies. Most of the printers can connect with your computer via a printer cable or USB port. Some printers comes with built in network interfaces. The printers are developed to support both local and network connected users. The commercial printers are designed for low volume or medium business class jobs. The printers will be able to produce high quality and professional looking printouts. You can use the printers reliably and it is user friendly devices. There will have chances of getting problems when you try to connect printer with the computer. One of the main error messages which shows when you try to connect the printer are access is denied. This problem is caused due to the bad settings of the printers.
Following are the causes of the error message "access is denied" that can come while connecting to a printer and the tips to fix these issues:
- Shared network printer
- Windows firewall
Shared network printer
If your printer is attached to a computer, then you can try to add that printer to another PC on your network. This time you might get the error message as access is denied. In order to resolve the issue, you need to go to add printer wizard option and choose network printer, or a printer attached to another computer. Then choose connect to this printer and type appropriate path to the shared printer followed by the computer name on which the printer is shared.
You might not be able to connect the computer with the printer if the firewall is preventing the connection. In order to resolve the issue, you need to make sure that file and printer sharing is allowed through the firewall on your computer and the computer to which the printer is attached. You will be able to enable file and printer sharing by going to control panel, Windows firewall and then clicking on exceptions.
Sometimes the corrupted printer drivers will lead to the connection problems. In order to resolve the issue, you need to download and install the printer drivers from the manufacture’s website on the host machine. You must make sure that, you can run into this problem with 32 bit and 64 bit Operating Systems. You must install 64 bit version of the printer driver on the 64 bit machine for the perfect connection.
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