Quickly Add a Shared Printer to Your Computer

by Eric Geier [Published on 20 March 2012 / Last Updated on 19 July 2011]

You don't have to use the Add a Printer wizard.

There’s the traditional Add a Printer wizard via the Control Panel, but there’s a much quicker and easier way to add a shared printer to your computer.

Simply bring up My Network Places (Windows XP) or Network (Windows Vista and after), browse to and right-click the shared printer, and select Connect. It will automatically add it to Windows.

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