Multiple (duplicate) printers listed in "Devices and Printers"

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  1. Nisko's Avatar
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    Multiple (duplicate) printers listed in "Devices and Printers"


    In "Devices and Printers," I have ended up with multiples with the same name. How do I delete the duplicates from the dropdown list? Thank you.
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  2. Posts : 152
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    Highlight the greyed out device, right-click > remove. Rinse and repeat for each greyed out item.
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  3. Nisko's Avatar
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    I go to "Devices and Printers," highlight the only Icon for my Canon MX922 printer, click on "Open" then click on "Display Printer/Fax Properties." This brings up a dialog box with a dropdown list of the printers. None of them are greyed out. I'd like to eliminate any duplicates from this dropdown list. When I right click on any of them, nothing happens. There has to be another way.
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  4. Brink's Avatar
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    Hello Nisko,

    You should be able to use any one of the other options in the tutorial to remove the grayed out printers.

    Remove Printer in Windows 10 | Windows 10 Tutorials
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  5. Posts : 152
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    Reading your last post confused me for a bit, I think what you may be looking at are the drivers for that printer. There may be multiple drivers for that printer, some old, and some new. If I'm not where I think you are at, please let me know. Old drivers can be removed, though.
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  6. Plankton's Avatar
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    Nisko said:
    In "Devices and Printers," I have ended up with multiples with the same name. How do I delete the duplicates from the dropdown list? Thank you.
    Can you post a screen shot of listed printers?
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  7. Plankton's Avatar
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    By default, with windows 10, there are 3 MS printers.....PDF, XPS and FAX. You might have one for Onenote plus your printer and in your case your Cannon.
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  8. Nisko's Avatar
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    Wish I could. However, the drop-down disappears as soon as I open the Snagit Capture.


    Plankton said:
    Can you post a screen shot of listed printers?
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  9. Posts : 152
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    @Nisko,

    Are you looking in this place or not?
    Multiple (duplicate) printers listed in "Devices and Printers"-printers.png
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  10. Nisko's Avatar
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    In the Drop-down list, I have Printers and Faxs identified as, for example "Canon MX 920 Printer (Original 1)". In all the methods you've identified, I can't find a way to delete those from the Dropdown. Is there another way besides deleting all of them and reinstalling my printer? I can't show the actual drop-down because I don't know how to freeze the drop-down in the dropped-down view.
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