How to get the list of all the Installed Printers in Windows 10 / 11

We might have installed or removed a lot of printers in our system over a period of time. Also, there are situations , when we have to add a Printer Driver like Adobe printer, Microsoft Print to PDF, OneNote Printer to our system. At times, we might want to know the list of Printers that are present in the system currently. In this article, we will show you different ways to list all the Printers in Windows 10.


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Method 1: From Settings

Step 1: From your keyboard hold the keys , Windows+r at the same time to open the Run window.

Step 2: Type ms-settings:printers and press OK

 

 

Settings Printer Run Command

 

 

Step 3: In the appearing window, at the right-hand side, you can see the list of printers installed in the system.

 

 

Settings Window

 

 

Method 2 : From Control Panel

Step 1: Hold the keys Windows+r together to open the Run window.

Step 2: Type control /name Microsoft.DevicesAndPrinters and press OK


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Control Panel Printers

 

Step 3: In the appearing window, under the Printers section, you can see all the Printers listed.

 

 

Control Panel Window

 

 

If you are not seeing the printers, expand the Printers section by clicking on the arrow just before Printers heading.

 

Method 3: From Command Prompt

Step 1: Press the keys Windows+r at the same time to open the Run window.

Step 2: Type cmd and click on OK

 

Cmd

 

Step 3: In the command prompt window that opens, type the following command and hit Enter:

wmic printer list brief

 

 

Printers List In Cmd

 

 

Method 4: From PowerShell

Step 1: Press the keys Windows+r together to open the Run window.

Step 2: Type powershell and click on OK

 

 

Powershell

 

Step 3: In the power shell window, type any of the following commands and press Enter :

To List the names of the printer, run the below command

Get-Printer | Format-List Name

 

 

Printers List In Ps

 

 

To List the details of the printer, run the below command

Get-Printer | Format-List

 

Method 5 : From Printers folders

Step 1: Open the Run window by holding Windows+r keys together.

Step 2: In the window, type explorer shell:PrintersFolder and press OK

 

 

Explorer Printers Run

 

 

Step 3: In the Printers Folder we can see all the Printers listed as shown below

 

 

From Printers Folder


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Method 6: From Device Manager

Step 1: Open the Run window by holding Windows+r buttons at the same time.

Step 2: In the run window that shows up, type explorer shell:PrintersFolder and press OK

 

 

Devmgmt In Run

 

 

Step 3: In the Device Management window that appears, expand Print queues section by clicking on the arrow next to it. We can see the printers listed

 

 

Printers In Device Manager

 

 

That’s All. Hope this was useful. Please comment and let us know the one that you use most.

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