Windows 10: How do I reinstall the Fax?Scan virtual printer in Win 10 Solved

  1.    24 Jul 2016 #1

    How do I reinstall the Fax?Scan virtual printer in Win 10


    I deleted some time ago the above as I have never ever used it, but now I have a need. How do I recover it? I have full win 10 installation not an upgrade.
    Thanks
    David
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  2.    24 Jul 2016 #2

    Where did you delete it from?

    Do you still have WFS.exe in C:\Windows\system32?

    If you do you can just create a shortcut,

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  3.    24 Jul 2016 #3

    From the printer section in control panel. I have tried search for another printer but nothing comes up.

    I have found the WFS file and put it on to the desktop.

    I am trying to convert a .jpg to a .pdf which I am told can be done through the WFS program, but I can't find any way of doing it. I can't afford the full Adobe Acrobat software as I need to only do maybe ten conversions a year.

    Any help or advice you can give would be much appreciated

    D
    Last edited by Jackhandle; 24 Jul 2016 at 03:37.
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    W10Prox64
       24 Jul 2016 #4

    Hi.
    If you have a jpeg on your system, you can open it with the Photos app, then select the three dots in the top-right corner, select Print, and choose the Microsoft Print to PDF printer function. That will create a PDF file of your photo.
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  5.    24 Jul 2016 #5

    I have done all that and it seems to work OK until I try to open it with Adobe Acrobat when I end up with just an error message saying basically it is not a supported type or the file is corrupted.

    This whole system is driving me nuts. DOS I could understand but windows and all these fancy bits of software that don't seen to conform to supposedly industry standards will put me in an early grave - not much longer 70 next Saturday. So I guess I will have to buy yet another piece of software to do what should be a relatively simple conversion.

    D
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    W10Prox64
       24 Jul 2016 #6

    Jackhandle said: View Post
    I have done all that and it seems to work OK until I try to open it with Adobe Acrobat when I end up with just an error message saying basically it is not a supported type or the file is corrupted.

    This whole system is driving me nuts. DOS I could understand but windows and all these fancy bits of software that don't seen to conform to supposedly industry standards will put me in an early grave - not much longer 70 next Saturday. So I guess I will have to buy yet another piece of software to do what should be a relatively simple conversion.

    D
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    No, don't buy anything - there are free versions you can use.
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    EDIT: Happy Early Birthday!
    Last edited by simrick; 24 Jul 2016 at 08:47.
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