This functionality to share a printer on Windows 10 has been incorporated into the operating system, and this operation no longer involves a standalone program. You may share a PC-connected printer on the same network with another computer. In this article, we will guide you through the whole procedure to share a printer on Windows 10.

Share a printer on Windows 10

To share a printer on Windows 10, follow this procedure step by step.

Click the Search button on the taskbar. Type Control Panel in the search box and then click the Control Panel option as the following image is showing.

As soon as you click the Control Panel option, the following screen will appear.

Select the Category option from the View by label. Then click the View devices and printer option under Hardware and Sound as highlighted in the above image. The following screen will appear.

Right click on that Printer which you want to share. Then click the Printer Properties option as highlighted in the above image. The following dialogue box will appear for properties.

Click the Change Sharing Options button as highlighted in the above image. Now check the Share this printer and Render print jobs on client computers as the following image is showing.

After this right click on the Wi-Fi icon and the following options will appear.

Click the Open Network & Internet settings option as highlighted in the above image. As you click this option, the following screen of Settings will open.

Click the Sharing options as highlighted in the above image. As you click the Sharing options, the following dialogue box will appear.

Now click the Turn on network discovery and Turn on file and printer sharing radio buttons. Then click the Save changes button as highlighted in the above image. Now the shared printer will be able to be used by anyone on the network.

Conclusion

By following this procedure, you will be able to share a printer on Windows 10.

How to share a printer on Windows 10
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Karim Buzdar

About the Author: Karim Buzdar holds a degree in telecommunication engineering and holds several sysadmin certifications. As an IT engineer and technical author, he writes for various web sites. He blogs at LinuxWays.

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