Print to PDF is a feature on Windows 10 that creates an electronic copy of your file (PDF) that you can save to disk. It is one of the handy features; however, a lot of Windows 10 users have complained that Print to PDF is not working for them. After that, users are not able to print their files, like JPG, Word files, as a PDF files.

Though, luckily, we have enough ways that will help you in getting through the Print to PDF not working issue in Windows 10. To know more, have a look down below:

How to resolve the Print to PDF not working in Windows 10 issue?

Way 1: Check the Users folder:

A lot of Windows 10 users have been reporting that they cannot locate the dialog that lets them save a PDF file to a specific directory. As Edge sometimes saves the PDF documents to the default directory automatically, the issue is limited to Microsoft Edge only. Here in case you too are not able to locate the said dialogue box for saving PDF files, consider checking the C:Users%username% folder.

Way 2: Change the output directory:

For users who are saving PDF files to the Documents folder, the Print to PDF feature would not work for them. In any such case, it is recommended to choose a different output directory for your PDF files.

Way 3: Update the printer driver:

In case the Print to PDF feature is not working for you, consider updating the printer driver and check whether it helps or not. To update the print drivers, follow these steps,

  • Firstly, go to the Window icon, right-click over and select the option Device Manager.
  • Now inside the Device Manager window, expand Print queues, right-click over Microsoft Print to PDF and then select the option Update driver.
  • Complete the on-screen instructions and then restart your computer.

Or, if the manual method seems lengthy, you can also go with the automatic driver updating way. There are many trusty third-party such tool available online. Choose any of them and update the printer driver swiftly with less time and effort.

Way 4: Disable the Print to PDF feature and enable it again:

A lot of suffered users claimed that when they disabled the Print to PDF feature and enabled it again, the existing issue got resolved for them. To disabled the Print to PDF feature, follow these steps,

  • Firstly, go to the desktop search bar, type windows feature, and from the search result, launch Turn Windows features on or off.
  • On the Windows feature screen, locate Microsoft Print to PDF and untick the checkbox associated with it. Doing so will disable the feature.
  • Now click on OK to save the changes.
  • Restart your computer.
  • Further, once the system starts, repeat the process and enable the Microsoft Print to PDF feature.
  • Click on OK to save the changes.

Way 5: Set Print to PDF as default printer:

Setting Print to PDF as the default printer is eventually proven to resolve the Print to PDF not working in Windows 10 issue. You can try the same and check whether it helps or not. To set Print to PDF as the default printer, follow these steps,

  • Firstly, go to the desktop search bar, type printers, and then launch Devices and Printers from the search results.
  • Now on the Devices and Printers window, go to the Printers section and here locate Print to PDF.
  • Right-click over it and then select the option Set as default printer from the sub-menu. Doing so will generate a green mark next to Print to PDF that indicates that it is set as a default printer.

Way 6: Make sure that the file name or destination folder doesn’t contain any commas

If your file name or destination directory has commas, it will create a PDF file with the size of 0 bytes. Here try to edit all the commas out and check if it shows any improvement. Similarly, edit out all the special characters and then check for improvement.

Way 7: Remove the Microsoft Print to PDF and replace its driver

If none of the above-mentioned fixes work for you, then, at last, remove the Microsoft Print to PDF and replace its driver. To remove the Microsoft Print to PDF and replace its driver, follow these steps,

  • Firstly, in the taskbar search box type, Devices and Printers and select the relevant search result.Settings
  • Here locate Microsoft Print to PDF, right-click on it and then select the option Remove Device.
  • Once you have removed it, click on Add a printer button.
  • Now select The printer that I want isn’t listed -> Add a local printer or network printer with manual settings and then click on Next.
  • Further, open the drop-down and then click on PORTPROMPT: (Local Port).
  • Click on Next.
  • Now from the list on the left, select Microsoft, and then from the list on the right, select Microsoft Print to PDF.
  • Click over the radio button for the option Replace the current driver and then click on Next.
  • Further, add a name for the printer and then let Windows install it.

Print to PDF is one of the crucial features appreciated by a lot of Windows 10 users. However, if you ever find any difficulty in using this feature, you can try the above-mentioned fixes. All the fixes above are tried, tested, and proven.

At the end of this article, we hope that all the information mentioned here will prove helpful for you. If you have any queries or doubts after reading this article, please leave a comment in the below given box.