Windows 10: Printing sent to non-default printer Solved

  1.    24 Jan 2017 #1

    Printing sent to non-default printer

    I'm running a win10 Pro system. When I try to print a file, the default printer is shown. Though, the document isn't sent to my default print (Brother MFC-430W Printer). Instead it shows up as a piece waiting in the queue of Foxit Editor PDF Printer (which shows in my Device and Printers list, or in MS PDFCreator, which doesn't show on this list.
    How do I bring my default printer back to the fore?

    Addendum: This problem shows while I try to print an Office document or when I print from my browser. Strangely, when I type to my Bullzip PDF printer, I manage to print the file from my Adobe Acrobat DC program.
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  2. Caledon Ken's Avatar
    Posts : 10,594
    Windows 10 Pro x64 Build 1803
       24 Jan 2017 #2

    So if I understand you, when you print to the brothers device it is misdirected. If you print to Bullzip, Bullzip opens and creates a PDF, which is then opened in Adobe. (That is how by Bullzip runs)

    Personally I would uninstalled the brothers device and all software associated with it. I would then go through the installation process.

    Not sure on brothers but some printers want the drivers installed and then ask for printer to be connected. Others allow you to connect printer and then install drivers. Looks like this is a networked device. Check you quick setup guide for correct order. Go to Brothers and get the most recent software and drivers for your device.
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  3.    25 Jan 2017 #3

    Thanks a lot.
    I've reinstalled the Brother drivers, and the problem disappeared.
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