How to share a printer between the host macOS and Windows virtual machine

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Symptoms

I want to use the same printer with both macOS and Windows.

Resolution

Parallels Desktop 16 and later

Starting with Parallels Desktop 16 we have reworked shared printing drastically. Now you can:

Parallels Desktop 15 and earlier

Enable Shared Printing

To make shared printing work correctly the following conditions should be complied:

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In Windows virtual machine you will find the same printer in Devices and Printers:

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If you make changes to printing options in macOS (e.g. change the default printer or add the new one), the same changes will be applied to Windows the next time you restart Windows.

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