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Why does a printer show as a drive?

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    Win 8.1 Pro x64

    Why does a printer show as a drive?


    One of my two USB-connected printers, a Canon MP640, has long shown in Disk Manager as a Disk - Removable (N, No Media. Why? Is there a way to remove it from there? It doesn't show in an external program, such as Easeus Partition Manager. Win 8.1 Pro x64. Thanks,

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    Posts : 511
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit


    Does it have a card reader? In folder options check hide empty drives.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 216
    Win 8.1 Pro x64


    No card reader. My focus is on Disk Manager, and my goal is not to hide empty drives but to eliminate drives that (apparently) shouldn't be.
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Why does a printer show as a drive?
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