How Can Applet access local resource?

In some states, I want applet to access local resource. such as:
1. local printer.
2. save operation results to local machine if the connection is broken.

Can Java Applet do this (JDK 1.2) ?
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Hi javauser,

 By digitially signing applets you can do
Anything to local PC could be accessed via a JNI wrapper to your C++ code, once the applet has been signed(your browser gives authority), making printer properties accessible the applet.
The operation results could be saved to local PC via FTP bean.

Here is example code to access NT resources:

Here is example VC code to access printer properties:

Here is FTP bean:

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