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Microsoft KB Archive/100943

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Modifying WIN.INI to Print to the Same File Each Time


The information in this article applies to:

  • Microsoft Windows versions 3.1, 3.11
  • Microsoft Windows for Workgroups versions 3.1, 3.11


If you want to always print to the same file in Microsoft Windows or Microsoft Windows for Workgroups, you can place an entry for that particular filename in the [Ports] section of the WIN.INI file.


The new entry appears in the Printer Setup dialog box of Windows-based applications or in the Connect dialog box of Control Panel. The following is an example of the [Ports] section of the WIN.INI file:

   ; A line with [filename].PRN followed by an equal sign causes
   ; [filename] to appear in the Control Panel's Printer Configuration
   ; box. Printers connected to [filename] direct output to this file.

The example above includes the new entry for the filename MY.TXT at the root directory of drive C.

Additional query words: 3.10 3.11 every time

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Technology : kbAudDeveloper kbWin3xSearch kbWFWSearch kbWin310 kbWin311 kbWFW310 kbWFW311

Last Reviewed: November 4, 1999
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