Connect to USB on another PC


  1. Posts : 828
    Windows 10 Pro 21H2
       #1

    Connect to USB on another PC


    I have a secondary printer connected to a PC via USB and I would like to use it from another computer across the network for printing envelopes without using remote desktop, is it possible?
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  2. Posts : 6,963
    windows 10
       #2

    Just share the printer right click on the printer properties and share
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  3. Posts : 828
    Windows 10 Pro 21H2
    Thread Starter
       #3

    Got it shared and it shows in \\computer\printer but when I try to add a network location it comes back as an invalid folder. I did change the ownership and security to Everyone and checked all the boxes. Otherwise the printer does not show in Explorer.
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  4. Posts : 6,963
    windows 10
       #4

    You add a printer and choose network printer
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  5. Posts : 828
    Windows 10 Pro 21H2
    Thread Starter
       #5

    Does not show in/under network. After changing ownership to Everyone, it went to System and now I can't change it.
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  6. Posts : 828
    Windows 10 Pro 21H2
    Thread Starter
       #6

    Thanks Samuria, finally got it. I was looking for it to show on the network like the other printer, but I had to open the computer that the printer is connected to and there it was
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  7. Posts : 3,677
    Windows 11 Pro 64 Bit 21H2
       #7

    On your networked computer, press the Win key+R. In the Run box type the computer name \\computername. Here you should see your shared printer. Right click this shared printer and choose Connect to put a shortcut to the printer on this computer.
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  8. Posts : 13,669
    Windows10
       #8

    spunk said:
    On your networked computer, press the Win key+R. In the Run box type the computer name \\computername. Here you should see your shared printer. Right click this shared printer and choose Connect to put a shortcut to the printer on this computer.
    OP has solved their problem!
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