How to Resolve Intuit Printer Library Error?

The Intuit Printer Library Error is quite often encountered by QuickBooks users. Consequently, this error results in printing issues and obstructs your printing operations. Before we embark upon the various methods of fixing the error, it becomes important to go through the various causes that lead to this error. In this article we are going to discuss about QuickBooks Printer Library Error and how a user can resolve it by their own.


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Causes leading to the Printer Library Error

Since there are numerous potential causes behind this snag, we’ve listed the most prevalent ones below:

  • Users occasionally attempt to print without turning on the Printer.
  • Printer’s default setting might be changed. There is a good risk that printing issues will arise if the settings are incorrect.
  • The Printer is in offline mode.
  • Incorrect/Incomplete QuickBooks installation.
  • QuickBooks printing issues can result from improper printer installation.
  • Attempting to print even when there is no paper in the printer tray.
  • You may not be logged into the system with the administrator id.


Easy Methods to resolve the QuickBooks Printer Library Error


Before we begin, update the QuickBooks software to the most recent version. Also, make sure that your computer is properly linked to the Printer. Once you are done, go through the below-mentioned troubleshooting methods.

Method 1: Check your Printer

  • Firstly, launch the ‘Notepad‘ or ‘Microsoft Word‘ from the ‘start‘ menu.
  • Type in any text and then hit on the ‘Ctrl + P‘ keys.
  • Print using the default printer or choose a different printer from the drop-down box. If the text prints out
  • as expected, then there is no issue with the printer driver. Otherwise, proceed to the subsequent method.


Method 2: Make use of the Print and Repair Tool

Innumerable printing issues can be resolved by making use of the QuickBooks Print and PDF Repair tool. You should follow the instructions laid down below to fix the issue using the tool.

  • Initially, you are required to ‘search‘ for the ‘QBPrint.qbp‘ file on your computer system.
  • The file location should be ‘C:/ProgramData/Intuit/QuickBooks 2XXX.
  • Additionally, make sure to reveal the hidden files and folders if you can’t find the file.
  • Upon locating the file, manually rename it by prefixing it with any word you like.
  • Once you open the company file through the QuickBooks software, a new ‘qbprint.qbp‘ file shall be created immediately.
  • Now, open a transaction that you have trouble printing from in QuickBooks and check if the error still shows up. You might also try printing the QuickBooks sample company file to see whether there was an issue with your company file.


Method 3: Test Print Any Page in QuickBooks

By following the steps below, we can test print a page in QuickBooks to diagnose the printing issue;

  • The first step requires you to turn off your printer device.
  • Now, restart your PC and again turn on the Printer.
  • Now, access the ‘Control Panel‘ from the ‘start‘ menu.
  • Afterward, double-click on the ‘Printer and Faxes‘ option in the control panel.
  • Check the ‘printer status.

  • If the status is not showing online, then right-click the Printer and hit on ‘Use Printer Online.
  • Next, choose a print job by double-clicking on the Printer.
  • Next, choose the printer selection.
  • Close Windows and cancel all documents.
  • Again, right-click on the Printer and choose the ‘Properties‘ option.
  • To conclude the process, choose the option to ‘Print Test page.
  • Check if the page prints without any error. If the error keeps showing up again, then follow the steps provided in the following method.


Method 4: Check for the Network and Printer Status

  • The first step requires you to inquire whether the Printer is local or network-based. Consequently, follow up by implementing the steps below.
  • Network: If your Printer is connected to a network, check the network settings and contact the printer manufacturer to fix the printer-related problem.
  • Local: If your Printer is set to local, your PC may be encountering some issues. In this context, verify the printers and system connection. If everything is in order and you are still having trouble, then contact your printer manufacturer.
  • Also, check if your printer’s condition is fine.


Hopefully, the contents provided in this article must have been helpful.

If you still face any technical intricacies or complications while performing the above-enumerated methods, then you may reach out to our QuickBooks desktop support team via our helpline i.e., 1-800-761-1787. Our team will ensure that all your questions get answered in a timely manner, and the Intuit Printer Library Error gets rooted out from your computer.

About John Levi

John Levi is a certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor with extensive experience in some of the most prominent financial institutions. Being a specialist in QuickBooks private training and monthly bookkeeping services that utilize QuickBooks, he is responsible for small-scale bookkeeping within businesses. He has a vivid knowledge of bookkeeping requirements for clients and can effectively represent small businesses.

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