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Cannot Print from Internet Explorer or Outlook Express

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When you try to print from Internet Explorer or Outlook Express when running Windows NT 4.0, nothing may happen (you may receive no printout), and you may receive no error message. This can occur with either a local or a network printer.
This behavior can occur if the folder that is referred to by the TEMP environment variable is missing.
To resolve this behavior:
  1. Click Start, point to Settings, and then click Control Panel.
  2. Double-click System.
  3. On the Environment tab, note the path for the TEMP variable in the User Variables for Name box. The default is SystemDrive:\Temp.
  4. Use Windows NT Explorer to verify that the path you noted in step 3 exists. If it does not exist, create it.
This behavior is by design.
More information
227094 Unable to Print Using Print Button on Internet Explorer Toolbar
For additional information about troubleshooting printing issues, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
128345 Troubleshooting Printing Problems in Windows 95/98/Millennium Edition

Article ID: 224202 - Last Review: 06/22/2014 20:03:00 - Revision: 7.0

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