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Cant find Printer on a home network printer.

I can share email and the net but I have lost my "select a printer option".
It seems I need to repopulate this folder or something. I am illiterate with computers. Sorry.

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  • CurlyJo Feb 28, 2008

    I do not see any printers in any folder any more. I know I used to see many printers to select from. Their gone. what do I do next? Thank you.

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Is it connected wirelessly,or wired.
*checked in printer folder if u have any printer installed
for XP
start->control panel->printer and faxes
vista->start->control->printers
let me know what u c there

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