Friday, August 10, 2007

Limited user mode - Canon printer solution

If you have an error box popping up that says the following:
Canon BJC_4300
Error occurred during file creation

then you have a Canon printer that's not compatible with Windows XP Limited User mode. Almost nothing is, after all. Here's how to get it working (tested on a Canon MultiPASS C5500):

  • Set users permission to "Modify" for the folder X:\WINDOWS\system32\spool\PRINTERS.
Just replace X with whatever drive you have Windows on, unless of course it's "X". I've been wrestling with getting my kids' computer to work without making my five-year-old an administrator (!) so I'm sure there will be more of these...

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