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    Printers and Faxes (XP SP2)

    I recently had to format my drive and reinstall XP. I would like to restore from a drive image all the printers and faxes that I previously had and don't know where to look for them. I tried doing a search (including hidden files) and was not successful in locating any reference to printers.

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    John

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    Re: Printers and Faxes (XP SP2)

    I don't think you're going to be lucky.

    This information is stored in multiple places in the registry
    HKEY_CURRENT_USERPrinters
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindowsNTCurren tVersionPorts
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindowsNTCurren tVersionPrintPrinters
    and many other places

    I'm not sure I could get all the information you might need out of the registry on my local system using REGEDIT, and I've no idea how you might get it when you just have the registry files from another system.

    StuartR

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    Re: Printers and Faxes (XP SP2)

    Stuart,

    I thought I was out of luck. <img src=/S/igiveup.gif border=0 alt=igiveup width=31 height=23>

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    John

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