If you find that the Printer icon is not showing in your Desktop, Control Panel, Devices and Printers, then you may have to tweak the Windows Registry. You will have to follow the same procedure as you did to list the Printers using the same printer driver separately.
Printer icon not showing
1] Check Registry key
Having done this, type regedit in Start Search and hit Enter to open the Registry Editor.
Now navigate to the following key:
Right click on NameSpace > New Key.
Name the key as:
This is the CLSID for the Printers folder.
Now in the right pane, edit the value of ‘Default’ to ‘Printers’.
Exit Regedit and restart your computer and see if it has helped.
2] Run Printer Troubleshooter
Run the Printer Troubleshooter and see if it helps you.
Type the following in Start Search and hit Enter to open the Printer Troubleshooter :
msdt.exe /id PrinterDiagnostic
3] Update Printer Drivers
Update Printer Drivers and see if it helps you.
4] Reinstall Printer driver
Uninstall and reinstall the Printer using the Devices Manager.
5] Check Services status
Run services.msc to open the Windows Services Manager and ensure that the following device-related Services have the following Statup types:
- Device Management Enrollment Service – Manual
- Device Association Service – Manual (Trigger Start)
- Device Install Service – Manual (Trigger Start)
- Device Setup Manager – Manual (Trigger Start)
- DevQuery Background Discovery Broker – Manual (Trigger Start).
This is the default Windows setting.
Hope something helps!
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