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I have a Canon S600 printer connected to the USB port (USB001) of my computer. When I printed a document, instead of printing on the printer, I chose "Print to file". The output was saved in a file called "test.prn". Now I would like to send this binary file to the printer. When I enter the following at the command prompt:

copy /b test.prn USB001

The output didn't go to the printer, but is instead copied to a file called "USB001".

I used to do this same action before, but to LPT1 instead and it worked well for me. Now the problem is that the printer is connected to the USB port instead of the printer port. What can I do to get this binary file printed?
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That URL is not valid.
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You need to create a network share, and then you will be able to access it: http://www.winnetmag.com/Article/ArticleID/39674/39674.html
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sorry bout that.. it was an old link in my favorites
try this


http://hem.passagen.se/ptlerup/prfile.html
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Thanks Callandor. I don't have a network adapter, so where can I get the Microsoft loopback adapter? The link to the shareware program does not seem to be working.

Actually, I don't have to print from the command prompt. I just want to print the binary file which I "Print to file" earlier. Any way to do it?
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How to install the Microsoft Loopback adapter (this is for Win2K, but see if it will work for you if you have another OS): http://www.jsiinc.com/SUBF/TIP2600/rh2698.htm

I successfully downloaded DOSPRN 1.77, so perhaps you have a firewall blobking it?
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Sorry for taking so long to reply. I actually forgot about this question.
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