create null printer

Posted on 2006-05-02
Last Modified: 2009-07-31
How can I add a printer to Win XP that does nothing
I use this for testing printing functions
Question by:RonOsborne
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    Start/Control Panel/Printers and faxes

    Add Printer/Local Printer attached to this computer (do not check autodetect)
    For printer brand, choose Generic as the manufacturer

    You can also select text only etc for other options.
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    Go to your printers folder. Click File -> Server properties. Select tab "Ports". Click "Add port...". Select "Local port" and click "New port". Name it exactly like this:


    (with the colon!).

    Add a new printer you like and assign it the new NUL: port.

    Hope it helps,


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