Article ID: 125634 - View products that this article applies to.
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Microsoft Windows for Workgroups version 3.11 contains the following text in the [ports] section of the WIN.INI file:
In Windows 95, when you create a local printer connection to <filename>.PRN there is no option to share the printer. You cannot share the printer even if you add it to the WIN.INI file.
; A line with [filename].PRN followed by an equal sign causes ; [filename] to appear in the Control Panel's Printer Configuration ; dialog box. A printer connected to [filename] directs its output ; into this file. The file must be on one of your local drives; you ; cannot print to a network file.
Windows 95 does not provide support for sharing <filename>.PRN when attached as a printer.
To work around this behavior, follow these steps:
Article ID: 125634 - Last Review: November 15, 2006 - Revision: 1.1
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