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How to View Your Recent Print History

Printing plenty of documents is a pretty common thing. Many documents are printed, but how do we keep the record of those documents. It is the area where print history comes into existence, a simple yet most helpful procedure. Print history is a term referred to where you keep the record for every printed document. So that every copy which is printed can be used for the future, so here we’ll show how to see print history on your computer.

However, the print history is not a kind of thing which gets automatically saved on your computer. But in order to activate print history in your computer, you have to enable the print logging from the reference of the printer. It allows you to save all your printing documents, not only the Operating System, but some external software is also there to keep a record of your every printed data. Ex. – paper cut logger, print management software. So that all your printed data will be on your fingertips according to your convenience.

There are some steps to be followed to save print history. A different OS like OSX, Windows, Windows 7, 8, 10 have a different procedure

Steps in OSX to view print history in Mac OS: 

  1. Open your browser (Safari).
  2. In the URL bar, enter the local address (http://localhost:631).
  3. Double click jobs on the menu.
  4. Now double click “show completed jobs” to see your print history.

These are the four simple steps involved in observing the print history of Mac.

Steps in view print history on windows:

  1. From the server window double click “Start” menu.
  2. From the start menu bar, select “Printer and Faxes”.
  3. From Printer and Faxes, click on “File”.
  4. From file select “Server Properties” then “Advanced”.
  5. Check the box beside the “Log spooler information events”.
  6. After that, restart the printer.
  7. Yeah, good to go print the documents and log history of all print jobs.

Steps involved to see printer history windows 7:

  1. From the Start menu, double click “Control Panel”.
  2. Click “All Control Panel items”.
  3.  Select “Administrative Tools”.
  4. From Administrative tools, pick “Event Viewer”.
  5. From the Event viewer, click “Application services” select “Microsoft”.
  6. Then click on “Print Service”.
  7. Right-click on operational and select “Enable Log”.

After completing these steps, you will see the print history, which includes, name of the file that was printed, the size of the document, user who printed and completed the work, number of pages in documents, and the dates at which these documents were printed. 

Always remember to “Enable Log” of printing history to save your time and efforts. It doesn’t just save you from unwanted mistakes and the number of copies, but also gives a brief knowledge about which documents were printed. It also tells how many documents were printed in your absence so that no misuse can be done. There is a small saying that “the more you aware, the more you earn”. Just a Print history can save your time, paper, ink, and, more importantly, money.

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  1. Sarah Colter July 10, 2020

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