I need to retrieve the printer profiles for a Canon MP600 printer.
Posted on 2009-04-09
Now to expand that limited question so that it pertains to my exact problem with background information:
I was unable to boot into my operating system from my internal hard drive apparently because the drive had lost its booting sector(?s) and also couldn't access it from safe mode but was repetitively getting 2 error screens, a blue one followed by a black one. I had a new larger internal hard drive installed with the XP operating system. I also had placed that original inaccessible internal hard drive back into the computer and it was reassigned as the F: drive. To my relief it has seemed that all its program and other data is now accessible from that F: drive.
I tried to reinstall the printer using the 'Add Hardware' capability of Windows XP. I presume it didn't have any onboard Windows drivers for the printer and asked for the installation disk. Since I couldn't find that, I just gave the F: drive location when it asked for the informtion and that seemed to be all that was necessary to reinstall a functional printer.
Now, to get down to the problem prompting my question:
That newly installed printer, however, does not have the printer profiles that I had developed when originally using it in its original installation on that, now, 2nd hard drive. It currently has only the 2 settings that appear with a new installation - the 'Current' and the 'Default' Settings that control single page printing.
I am using the term profiles (if I am correct) to mean the settings that I developed for the printer to be able to print a document to both sides of a page using 2 pages on each side of the page and another using 4 pages on each side. There were about 6 more setups that I developed profiles for that I, currently, don't remember the details for.
I don't need to be instructed in the process of building those same profiles from scratch again but believe (once again, if I am correct) that it should be possible to regain whatever is necessary to recover the information for allowing the printer to use the same settings from the F: drive since all the files are, apparently, intact on that drive.
I did contact techsupport for Canon and they advised me to just copy the Canon folder (containing all the files required previously to have run the printer when it was on a C:\ drive) from its current location in the F:\Program Files folder to the C:\Program Files folder. However, even after rebooting that still does not allow me any access to any profiles other than the current and default settings.
So, i don't know whether any of the required information is in the Registry, or on files outside of the Canon folder (where I thought there was a good chance the information was located) on that F:\ drive or whether some other alternative I haven't thought of exists.