How to fix duplex printing is not working?

Issue: Hello. Please help me. I am desperate. I can't find any solutions for my printer issue. Automatic double-sided printing is not working. I haven't changed any settings, my devices remain plugged together for a while. It is sudden. It states that the function is not installed, so I don't know what to do. Can you offer me any fixes?

Solved Answer

Duplex printing is not working is the problem that frustrates people. Especially when the function was previously available and used continuously. Duplex printing means that paper is printed on both sides. This function can be set automatically or manually by turning the age during printing.

However, the disappeared function raises more questions[1] for users. Once the duplex printing is not working it is not clear why, since the built-in functionality should be common with various printers. You should be able to set the setting via printer Setup and preferences, or Document Properties.

This duplex printing is not working issue can come to the machine due to various reasons. the problem with a printer can be more particular, like upside-down printing; manual re-ordering issues; incorrect pages when using the manual duplex settings. Such problems can be fixed with Advanced settings and changes to particular landscape/portrait or flipping preferences.

These duplex printing is not working problems can be fixed by reinstalling applications, resetting settings and preferences. Sometimes some OS files, as well as drivers, can get out of date and trigger issues with performance or program procedures. Apps like FortectMac Washing Machine X9 can solve operating system issues, repair some files on the system and even in the Windows registry. This part of the machine can get affected by PUPs[2] or different third-party software.

If you want to fix duplex printing that is not working, you might need to go through settings with your particular printer, get drivers, and update them using official sources. You can find various other issues with printers that we already covered: HP printer problems on macOS; printers not working; memory issues with specific Canon printers. Sometimes such issues can occur due to connectivity issues, so before any manual setting changes – check connections, wires, and plugs to make sure. Only then move on to manual solutions listed below.

Duplex printing is not working

Update drivers via Device manager

  • Right-click the Start menu and choose Run.
  • Type devmgmt.msc and hit OK.
  • Locate Printers and drivers there.
  • Right-click the driver and choose the Update driver option.
  • Repeat with other needed drivers.

Set the preferences for your printer to solve duplex printing is not working

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  • Bring up the Printer properties of the device you use.
  • Choose the Device settings tab.
    Printer properties
  • Find a duplex unit and make sure it is installed.

Update drivers automatically

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Change settings for your printers

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  • Go to Printers and scanners by searching for printers.
  • You should see the list of devices here.
  • You can also go to Device Manager.
  • Find Printers.
  • Select Devices and printers folder.
    Device and printer folder
  • Find a printer and select the one that causes issues to get options and properties.
  • Delete instances of the printer listed in the devices and printers folder.
  • Restart the PC.

Check for any viruses to fix duplex printing is not working

  • Go to the right of the taskbar and click on the arrow to show hidden items.
  • Click the shield to open Windows security.
  • Select Virus & threat protection.
  • Advanced scan.
    Virus check
  • Choose Scan options.
  • Select Full scan and click on Scan now.
  • Clean threats when any of them detected.
  • Choose to Remove and Start to clear threats

Uninstall the printer

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  • Go to Control Panel and find Programs and Features.
  • Find the printer and hit Uninstall button.

Delete temporary files to fix duplex printing is not working

  • Click Win + R to open the Run box.
  • Type %temp% there and hit OK.
  • Delete files in the folder.

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