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Eventually it cleared itself and is fine now, thank you.

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I accidentally deleted my hp director icon from my computer i dont know how to restore my hp director


Hi,

If you have just deleted the icon from desktop and not uninstalled then we can put a shortcut back on desktop

Click on START button
click on MY Computer
OR
Open MY Computer icon from Desktop

Open Local Disk C:\
Open Program Files
Open HP Folder
Open Bin Folder
You will find a file by name HPDIREC
Right click on the file name and Click create shortcut on desktop ( this icon will not look exactly like the HP Director icon you deleted )

Close the window and you will find the HP Direct icon on desktop

If not, you can uninstall the software from Add/remove programs under control panel and install the latest software for your printer. Click on the download button below to open HP website to download the software by selecting your operating system
Download

*Note : HP Director is not longer designed by HP. IT is replaced with a new Software called HP Solution Center

Oct 21, 2010 | HP PSC 2210 All-In-One InkJet Printer

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Hi There! I am having problem opening my hp director program


  1. Open HP Director using one of the following methods:
    • From the desktop : On your computer's desktop, look for the HP Director icon (c01425509.gif), and then double-click it.
    • From the Windows taskbar : Click Start , click All Programs , click the HP orHewlett-Packard folder, and then click HP Director .
    Although HP Director does not appear to be open , it is open and loaded into the computer's memory, but it does not open in a new window as usual.
  2. Without navigating to another open window, press Alt and Space bar at the same time. The Shortcut menu displays near the top-left corner of the computer. Figure 1: Shortcut menuc00833293.gif If the Shortcut menu does not open, repeat steps 1 and 2 until it does.
  3. Select Minimize from the Shortcut menu.HP Director displays (minimizes) as an item on the taskbar (the row of open software programs that appears at the bottom of the desktop screen). If HP Director does not minimize, click Minimize again until it does.
  4. Click the HP Director icon on the taskbar . The software opens and functions normally.

Dec 08, 2009 | Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition

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Hp director does not open when i click on the icon


Hi,

After installing (MS IE 7 or MS IE 8) browser on the computer that is connected to the HP product,This issue occurs on some HP products. The MS IE 7 or 8 browsers might be incompatible with HP Director
Follow these steps to use a workaround to open HP Director each time you use the software. These steps must be repeated each time you use HP Director.  

1-Open HP Director using one of the following methods:
From the desktop : On your computer's desktop, look for the HP Director icon ( ), and then double-click it. 
From the Windows taskbar : Click Start , click All Programs , click the HP or Hewlett-Packard folder, and then click HP Director .
Although HP Director does not appear to be open , it is open and loaded into the computer's memory, but it does not open in a new window as usual.
2-Without navigating to another open window, press Alt and Space bar at the same time. 
The Shortcut menu displays near the top-left corner of the computer.
Figure 1: Shortcut menu

If the Shortcut menu does not open, repeat steps 1 and 2 until it does.
3-Select Minimize from the Shortcut menu. 
HP Director displays (minimizes) as an item on the taskbar (the row of open software programs that appears at the bottom of the desktop screen).
If HP Director does not minimize, click Minimize again until it does.
4-Click the HP Director icon on the taskbar ( ). The software opens and functions normally. NOTE: The HP Director window and icons might appear larger than normal, but the software is functional.

5-Repeat Steps 1 through 4 every time you use HP Directo

Thanks,

Nov 30, 2009 | Computers & Internet

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Can't open Hp director


Hi,

I read ur problem.This problem with HP director occurs if you are running Internet version (7.0).If u have difficulties knowing your Internet version, pls do the things mentioned below.

1.Open internet explorer->click help->then click on "about internet explorer".---There you will see the version of your browser.

SOLUTION.
If see an hour glass appearing and disappearing without displaying the HP director window after clicking on HP director, You got the following solutions.

Solution 1.

1.Double click HP director icon.
2.Then Press Alt + space key together.
Result:YOU will see a small pop menu appearing on the desktop screen.
3.Click on "minimize" on that pop up screen.
Result:Now u will see a tab on the taskbar.
4.Right click the tab(hp director),then click restore...Now you will see your HP director window.
Note: Above solution should be performed while trying to open HP director.(ie) You should try this every time if u want to open HP director.To go for full time resolution,then try solution 2.

SOLUTION 2:

1.Open "www.HP.com"
2.Select "software and driver downloads"
3.Type your product name in the "for product text box",then hit enter.{(eg) if u type 7410 for office 7410,then u have to select the exact model in the next window}
4.Select the operating system.(if u dont see a option to select operating sys, there u will see "software and driver downloads"
5.In the next page, you will see a list call "Updates" you have to download a update which says "
Critical update to resolve an issue with HP Director after installing Internet Explorer "
6.After downloading the update, run the file and thentry to open HP director it will open the director window.
This will work.I assure u total problem resolution

Regards
Chittaranjan

Dec 25, 2008 | HP Scanjet 3570 Flatbed Scanner

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Hp director won't open 1210 psc


hey if you go to hp.com go faq you will find your question and it will direct you to an updatefor your problem its because hp director has issues with internet explorer 7 and 8 hope it workes

Dec 16, 2008 | HP PSC 1210 All-In-One InkJet Printer

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Hp 6110 all in one hp director not working.


try to do the following:

1. Double-click the HP Director icon to load the program into the memory. You will not see HP Director open at this step. Do not click anything else on the screen until Step 2 is completed.

2. Press the Alt key and the Space bar together, and then
select Minimize from the menu that displays in the upper left corner of the window. If necessary, click it again until HP Director minimizes.

The HP Director software now appears as an item on the Task Bar .

3. Click HP Director on the Task Bar . The software opens and displays normally.

4. Repeat Steps 1 through 3 every time the HP Director software is used.

or
  1. Go to the HP Software Download Page .
  2. In the Enter a product number text box, type the printer model, and then press Enter .
  3. Under Product search results , select the printer model.
  4. Select the operating system.
  5. Under Update , click Critical update to resolve an issue with HP Director after installing Internet Explorer 7 .
  6. Follow the instructions that display on the screen to install the update.
Cause:
In October 2006, Microsoft released Internet Explorer 7. The HP Director software that shipped with some HP products introduced between 2002 and 2004 may not be compatible with Internet Explorer 7. The HP Solution Center software, which replaced HP Director software, does not exhibit this issue with Internet Explorer 7.

Sep 02, 2008 | HP OfficeJet 6110 All-In-One InkJet...

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HP Director won't open. I am on XP and IE7


HP Director has a flaw and is not compatible with IE7
I have a psc 1100 and I had to update my software from HP

CHECK THIS OUT

Go to HP, this link, type in your printer model #.

It still may fail to show...if it does not show HP recommends this
work around.
Workaround: Open HP Director each time you use it If the update to HP Director is not available, or if you have installed the update and the HP Director window still fails to open, try this workaround.
  1. From desktop, double-click the HP Director icon to load the program into the memory. HP Director will not open at this step. Do not click anything else on the screen until Step 2 is completed.
  2. Press the Alt key and the Space bar together, and then select Minimize from the menu that appears at the upper left corner of the window. If necessary, click it again until HP Director minimizes. HP Director software displays as an item on the task bar (the row of open software programs that appears at the bottom of the desktop screen).
  3. Click HP Director on the task bar. The software opens and displays normally.
  4. Repeat Steps 1 through 3 every time you use HP Director.
    NOTE: The HP Director window might appear larger than normal, but the software is functional.
Cause In October 2006, Microsoft released Internet Explorer 7. The HP Director software that shipped with some HP products introduced between 2002 and 2004 may not be compatible with Internet Explorer 7. The HP Solution Center software, which replaced HP Director software on products introduced after 2004, is compatible with Internet Explorer 7 and does not exhibit this issue.

Apr 30, 2008 | Computers & Internet

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HP PSC 1315


If the patch or the updates did not work on the link I sent you try this Workaround: Open HP Director each time you use it If the update to HP Director is not available, or if you have installed the update and the HP Director window still fails to open, try this workaround.
  1. From desktop, double-click the HP Director icon to load the program into the memory. HP Director will not open at this step. Do not click anything else on the screen until Step 2 is completed.
  2. Press the Alt key and the Space bar together, and then select Minimize from the menu that appears at the upper left corner of the window. If necessary, click it again until HP Director minimizes. HP Director software displays as an item on the task bar (the row of open software programs that appears at the bottom of the desktop screen).
  3. Click HP Director on the task bar. The software opens and displays normally.
  4. Repeat Steps 1 through 3 every time you use HP Director.
    NOTE: The HP Director window might appear larger than normal, but the software is functional.
Cause In October 2006, Microsoft released Internet Explorer 7. The HP Director software that shipped with some HP products introduced between 2002 and 2004 may not be compatible with Internet Explorer 7. The HP Solution Center software, which replaced HP Director software on products introduced after 2004, is compatible with Internet Explorer 7 and does not exhibit this issue.

Mar 17, 2008 | HP PSC 1315 All-In-One InkJet Printer

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HP Director


Hi,

Try to open the HP director from
Start >> All programmes or programmes >> HP >> HP director

Else reinstall the printer software.

Mar 14, 2008 | HP PSC 1315 All-In-One InkJet Printer

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Hp director


It could be about this: I had same problem until I found a review somewhere - even HP technical support was totally useless - until HP FINALLY decided to up date its drivers to account for my/many people's downloading of Internet Explorer 7. As this is now done, and you cannot easily uninstall IE7 and go back to IE6: try again (1) HP Director and if not (2) I think update drivers or (3) uninstall / reinstall. Hope it helps.

Apr 04, 2007 | HP PSC 2410 All-In-One InkJet Printer

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