Fix: The Printer that I want isn’t listed in Windows 10

 
Methods to Fix error The Printer that I want isn’t listed on Windows 10 via Steps. – When you want to generate a hardcopy of any data you use a printer. But While trying to add a printer to Windows 10 computer through Devices Settings it often gives an error message. The error is The Printer that I want isn’t listed. For one another issue, find the solution in Right-click on the Printer Icon, Nothing Happens in Windows 10.

 

You see the error The Printer that I want isn’t listed after clicking on the +Add printer in the Devices Settings. The Settings Scans to find a Printer into the local network for a while but it shows the error message many times. When you click on the Note, another dialog box opens up with five different options to proceed. If you are a techie user, you will be able to proceed with any of those options.

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But for others, a small modification in one of the Printers setting in Group Policy Editor can solve this issue. By default, the OS sets a limitation to the number of printers that will appear on Add printer dialog box. If the number of printers exceeds to the limitation, you will see The Printer that I want isn’t listed error. You can also Download Printing Troubleshooter Windows 10 and settle down this issue first.

So, once you change the maximum number of printers in the Group Policy Editor, you will be able to solve this issue on Windows 10.

Solutions to Error The Printer that I want isn’t listed

Way 1 – Fix through Group Policy Editor

Step 1 – Begin the process by selecting Windows logo icon on the taskbar and start typing the command gpedit. This will immediately display Cortana and she will show Edit group policy as Best match, click on it.

Go through the variant procedures for the same – Open Group Policy Editor in Windows 10.

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Step 2 – Now, Local Group Policy Editor will be visible on the screen, so navigate to the following on the left sidebar –

Computer Configuration => Administrative Templates => Printers

Step 3 – Next, move to the right pane of Printers and locate these two settings a) Add Printer wizard – Network scan page (Managed network) and b) Add Printer wizard – Network scan page (Unmanaged network).

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Before you proceed with the further steps, let us first clear these two settings.

a) Add Printer wizard – Network scan page (Managed network)

This policy assigns the number of printers that Add Printer dialog box should display on Windows 10 PC on a managed network when the PC is capable of reaching the domain controller.

b) Add Printer wizard – Network scan page (Unmanaged network)

With this policy, you can handle the number of printers that Add Printer dialog box should show up on Windows 10 PC on an unmanaged network when the computer is unable to reach the domain controller.

Step 4 – Depending on your network, do a right-click on that policy and from the list of few options that appear, click Edit.

Step 5 – Now, a dialog box of the selected policy will open up on your PC screen. Select Enabled option and moving ahead, go to the option Number of TCP/IP printers and set the number of printers as per your need.

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Note – By default, for Managed networks, the Number of TCP/IP printers are assigned to 0. In contrast, for Unmanaged networks, the Number of TCP/IP printers are set to 50.

Step 6 – Finally, click Apply and OK buttons to make the changes effective and to fix The Printer that I want isn’t listed in Windows 10.

Now, you may wonder that why only you have to change TCP/IP printers and not others. Well, Group Policy Editor explains this –

In Windows 10 and later, only TCP/IP printers can be shown in the wizard. If you enable this policy setting, only TCP/IP printer limits are applicable. On Windows 10 only, if you disable or do not configure this policy setting, the default limit is applied.

Way 2 – Run Printer Troubleshooter

If the error still occurs, then run Printer troubleshooter on Windows 10. To do so, go to Settings => Update & security => Troubleshoot => Printer.

Conclusion

So, once you assign the number of printers, you will no more get the error while adding the printer to the PC. If you have more solutions to resolve The Printer that I want isn’t listed in Windows 10, please do write to us in the comments form.

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