Microsoft Print to PDF option can help you save a webpage as PDF via any browser like Edge, Chrome, etc., and it is an in-built tool included in Windows 11/10. However, if you want to show or hide Microsoft Print to PDF printer in Windows 11/10, you can follow this tutorial. There are multiple methods you can follow, and they will let you get the same job done.
Show or hide Microsoft Print to PDF printer in Windows 11/10
To show or hide Microsoft Print to PDF printer, use these tools or methods:
- Using Command Prompt
- Using Windows PowerShell
- Using Devices and Printers
- Using Windows Settings
- Using Windows Features
To learn more about these methods, continue reading.
1] Using Command Prompt
It is possible to use the Command Prompt to remove or hide Microsoft Print to PDF option while saving a webpage to PDF or printing a document in Windows 10. Not only the Microsoft Print to PDF, but also you can remove almost any visible and non-connected print using this Command Prompt method.
To get started, open Command Prompt on your computer. For that, you can search for cmd in the Taskbar search box and click on the individual result. After that, type the following command and press the Enter button:
printui.exe /dl /n "Microsoft Print to PDF"
Once done, you will no longer be able to find Microsoft Print to PDF while printing a document or anything else. If you want to hide another printer, you have to replace Microsoft Print to PDF with the original name of the desired printer.
2] Using Windows PowerShell
Like Command Prompt, you can use Windows PowerShell to hide or remove Microsoft Print to PDF option from the list of printers. As usual, you can use the same (with minor customization) command to remove any other printer that you no longer use on your Windows 10 computer.
To get started with the Windows PowerShell method, search for powershell in the Taskbar search box, and click on the respective search result. Then, type the following command and press the Enter button:
Remove-Printer -Name "Microsoft Print to PDF"
Note: If you use the Command Prompt or Windows PowerShell method to hide or remove the Microsoft Print to PDF printer, you have to use the Windows Features panel to remove and add the printer when you want to get it back. In other words, you can follow the fifth guide mentioned in the list here.
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3] Using Devices and Printers
Devices and Printers, in Control Panel, is such panel, where you can find all the connected devices, such as your monitor/s, mouse, speakers, fax machine, printers, etc. It is possible to manage those devices from this panel to not have to navigate to different paths for different devices.
Like said, you can add a new device and remove one when needed with the help of Devices and Printers. In other words, it is possible to remove Microsoft Print to PDF printer from Windows 10 using this section in Control Panel.
To get started, search for the control panel in the Taskbar search box and open the Control Panel by clicking the individual result. Make sure that the View by is set to Large icons. If so, click on the Devices and Printers option.
Next, right-click on the Microsoft Print to PDF printer and select the Remove device option.
Then, click on the Yes button in the confirmation window.
That’s all! Once the process is completed, you can’t find the Microsoft Print to PDF printer anymore.
4] Using Windows Settings
This method is probably the easiest step you can follow as you can complete it within moments. Like all the other methods, you can remove any installed printer from the list of printers with the help of Windows Settings.
For getting started, you need to open Windows Settings on your computer. For that, you can open the Start Menu and click on the settings gear icon. Alternatively, you can press the Win+I keyboard shortcut to open the same.
Next, go to the Devices section and switch to the Printers & scanners tab. Here you can find all the connected and non-connected printers on your right-hand side. You have to select the Microsoft Print to PDF option and click on the Remove device option/button.
Then, click the Yes option in the confirmation popup.
Read: List Printers using the same printer driver, separately.
5] Using Windows Features
All the aforementioned methods help you hide the Microsoft Print to PDF printer temporarily. However, if you want to remove the entire package or feature, remove it from the Windows Features panel.
For that, you can search for windows features in the Taskbar search box and click on the Turn Windows features on or off option in the search result.
Remove the tick from the Microsoft Print to PDF checkbox and click the OK button.
It will take some time to complete the process. Once done, you have to restart your computer to finish the step.
After restarting, you won’t find the Microsoft Print to PDF printer in Windows 11/10.
That’s all! Hope these methods helped you.