Fix: Unable to or cannot print Web pages in Internet Explorer

There are times when you need to print a web page. But if you find that you are unable to print or print preview web pages, when you are using Internet Explorer  or IE on your Windows 7, this article may interest you.

Fixit Fix: Unable to or cannot print Web pages in Internet Explorer

Cannot print Web pages in Internet Explorer

The reason this occurs is because the following  folder may have been deleted due to certain reasons:


It could be because of some disk cleaning utility which you may be using.

Well, firstly you could restart Internet Explorer and try again and see if it works this time.

If not, the try to re-create this folder manually. To do so, type %Temp% in start search and hit Enter to open the Temp folder. Now in this folder, create a new folder and name it Low. That’s it!

If you are unable to re-create this folder manually, download and apply this Microsoft Fix it 50676. It will re-create the folder automatically.

Now see if it works.

If it still does not help, KB973479 recommends that you reset low integrity level on the Low folder.

To do so, open command prompt as admin, type the following and hit Enter:

ICACLS “%userprofile%\AppData\Local\Temp\Low” /setintegritylevel (OI)(CI)low

Alternatively, you can download and apply Microsoft Fix it 50677 to do so automatically.

Restart the computer.

You will now be able to print or print preview webpages in your Internet Explorer.

UPDATE: You could also read the discussion at this forum thread where solutions have been discussed.

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Anand Khanse aka HappyAndyK is an end-user Windows enthusiast, a Microsoft MVP in Windows, since 2006, and the Admin of Please create a System Restore Point before trying out any software & be careful about any third-party offers while installing freeware. Add me on Google+.
  • John Smith

    “Now in this folder, create a new folder and name it Temp.”
    Actually the folder should be named “Low”.

  • Sarah

    I have the same problem with IE8 in Windows XP PRO SP3. Any help will be appreciated. Thanks.

  • Anand Khanse

    Yes :)

  • nthoelecke

    I have applied this fix, adding the Low folder and setting integrity level, to my Windows 8.1 system several times. It works for a few days then reverts back to not being able to print. It is frustrating having to repeatedly redo this, any suggestions on getting this to be permanent?

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