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Vista Home Premium will not print from IE..

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June 24, 2008 3:31:37 AM

Vista Home Premium will not print from IE..will print every application fine. All current updates. I can watch the spooler, file goes in, and then out....regardless if the queue is paused or not. I can also watch the c:\windows\spool folder, and also watch the file go in, and then disappear. Very strange.

Ideas? I have not tested Firefox yet for printing, and might just completely reinstall IE as well to see if that helps....
June 24, 2008 12:50:07 PM

Create a new account & try it out.
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June 24, 2008 1:02:15 PM

Thanks....will try that in a bit and see how it goes...
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June 27, 2008 12:51:17 AM

Figured it out.


IE > Tools > Internet Options > Security > then un-check "Enable Protected Mode"

Found this on another forum:

If it prints with protected mode off in IE, then it is using folders for temporary storage that are not set to a Low integrity level.

Vista creates the necessary folders for printing by default in the %TEMP% folder, but many third-party disk cleaning tools remove this by mistake.

To Recreate the Needed Low Integrity Folder:

• Browse to the Temp folder of your user account, i.e. C:\Users\\AppData\Local\Temp
• Create a new folder and name it as Low

• Open a command prompt with elevated privilege and enter this command to set the LOW folder as low integrity folder:
ICACLS "%userprofile%\AppData\Local\Temp\Low" /setintegritylevel (OI)(CI)low

Messages similar to this will be seen:

processed file: C:\Users\Bill Castner\AppData\Local\Temp\Low
Successfully processed 1 files; Failed processing 0 files

You should now be able to reset protected mode for IE and be able to print.
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