FineReader's virtual printer disappeared from the list of available printers


Virtual printer PDF-X-Change 5.0 disappeared from the list of available printers in the system and doesn't show up as available for printing after restarting the system. 


System updates or other changes could affect the situation. 


1. Uninstall FineReader PDF 15 from Control Panel > Programs and Features.
2. Remove the content from the following folders

  • C:\Program Files (x86)\ABBYY FineReader 15
  • C:\ProgramData\ABBYY\FineReader 15; 
    Note: the folder Program Data can be hidden. To show hidden folders consult the following link: Show hidden files
  • C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Local\ABBYY\FineReader 15;
  • C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Roaming\ABBYY\FineReader 15.

3. Reinstall the program using the distribution kit.

If the issue persists, feel free to contact our Customer Support Team by submitting this form.

Additional Information

Since Release 3 FineReader PDF 16 (current version) does not include the virtual printer. Read more details here

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