How to Set a Default Printer in Windows 11

The Windows 11 operating system automatically detects the last connected printer and defaults. On the one hand, this is good, but what to do when you use several printers on a network or one computer that is not configured by default? In this guide, we will analyse how to make the default printer in Windows 11.

Set a Default Printer in Windows 11

Steps to Set a Default Printer in Windows 11

  • Go to Options > Bluetooth & Devices > Printers & Scanners .
  • Scroll down and Disable “Let windows control my default printer”.
  • Above in the list of printers, click on the one you want to make as the default.
  • Click on “Set as default”.

Make default printer through printer’s folder.

  • Press Win + R and enter shell: PrintersFolder to open the printer’s folder.
  • Right-click on the desired printer and select “Set as default”.

Configure the default printer through CMD

Run Command Prompt as administrator and enter the below command, where replace “printer-name” with your own without removing the quotes:

  • rundll32 printui.dll,PrintUIEntry /y /q /n "printer name"

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