How to dump print file to USB printer?


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How can I dump a print file (.PRN) to a printer that's connected via USB? I
put a shortcut for the printer on the desktop, but when I drag and drop the
file onto it I get a dialog box saying "This file cannot be printed" or
something like that. I presume Windows is looking for a standard file
extension (like .DOC or .XLS) so it knows how to "decode" the file for
printing. But I don't WANT to "decode" it, I just want to send the data as
is to the printer!!

If my printer was hooked to LPT1, I could use the COPY command [COPY /B
JUNK.PRN LPT1:] to send the file. But apparently I can't use the COPY
command to send a file to a USB-connected printer. Can somebody help me?
Thanks!!
 
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Davide Guolo

Merf1013 said:
If my printer was hooked to LPT1, I could use the COPY command [COPY /B
JUNK.PRN LPT1:] to send the file. But apparently I can't use the COPY
command to send a file to a USB-connected printer.
you can share your printer (as it would be on a network) then:

COPY JUNK.PRN \\My_own_Machine\My_Shared_USB_Printer_Name

or you can use Printfil to send the file directly to the USB printer in
RAW mode, without having to share it. http://www.printfil.com

Regards,
Davide Guolo
aSwIt s.r.l.
 

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