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Foxit Reader as printer

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I just deleted my cache / history, and for some reason this also took Foxit Reader out of my printer options. How do I get it back in? I Tried using "Find Printer", but it would not except an .exe as a printer. I first put Foxit in so long ago, I have no memory of how I did it. I print to pdf most of the time when saving a receipt, etc. and would rather use Foxit than ms. Thanks

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Just posted on the foxit site, from Lindi-Lu, super moderator:

Today, 05:05 AM Hi all,

We highly apologize for any hassle and inconvenience this may cause for you. When check for updates with Foxit Reader or install updates for Foxit Reader or install V10 to overwrite older version, you will get the message as the attached screenshots on the the removal of Foxit creator . Foxit creator component has been removed in Foxit Reader 10 since our product marketing team redefined the purposes of Foxit Reader,it is mainly used to view PDF files,so the creating PDFs feature was deleted,the Foxit Reader 10 release no longer supports the create PDF feature, which includes Foxit Reader PDF Printer, Foxit Creator add-ins for Office, scan to PDF feature. If this capability is required for your workflows, may I advise you to try one of the below options? 1. You can uninstall Foxit Reader V10 and install back Foxit Reader V9.7.2 which is the last version with Foxit creator feature contained. Following is link for downloading Foxit Reader V9.7.2: http://cdn01.foxitsoftware.com/produ...L10N_Setup.exe 2. You can try out Foxit PhantomPDF which has Foxit PhantomPDF printer, it can be downloaded for a free 14 day trail from the Foxit Download Center -https://www.foxitsoftware.com/downloads/. With PhantomPDF, you will get more features, like PDF editor, protection and so on, more details, you can refer to https://www.foxitsoftware.com/pdf-editor/.


So, I uninstalled V10 and installed V9.7.2 and the 1st thing I did was turn off updates. Then I checked File>Print>Select Printer and the Foxit Reader PDF printer option was back. Problem solved, and it was never deleting the cache that caused the issue. Thanks to Andrew & gild for pointing me in the right direction.

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Andrew, Thanks, But Phantompdf is expensive. This lead me in right direction however: Foxit download center had a free Firefox Plugin for Foxit Reader [which is what I have] which is an fzip file, which is opened inside Foxit using “Install Update”, which I have done. But the Firefox Plugin does Not show up when I list all the Foxit Plugins, nor has Foxit appeared as a printer choice, nor does it show up as a Firefox add on choice. So, still not there.

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Instead of the firefox plugin, try uninstalling Foxit Reader and reinstalling it. It should add back the printer entry "Foxit reader PDF Printer" website: https://www.foxitsoftware.com/pdf-reader/

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gild, Thanks for the idea. I looked around on the www.foxitsoftware and found this: https://forums.foxitsoftware.com/forum/portable-document-format-pdf-tools/foxit-reader/170696-foxit-reader-free-pdf-printer-disappeared " 05-18-2020, 03:05 PM Dornroschen ,Thanks for your post. Foxit Reader V9.7.2 is the last version with Foxit Reader PDF Printer included,Foxit Reader PDF Printer has been removed in V10 already since all of features for creating PDF files in Foxit Reader have all disabled in Foxit Reader V10. To have Foxit Reader PDF Printer retained on your computer,please keep on using Foxit Reader V9.7.2 ,not upgrade it to a newer version or you may also choose to use our Foxit PhantomPDF which is a more powerful PDF application with Foxit PhantomPDF Printer contained." So, it looks like I need to uninstall V10 and install V9.7.2 and turn off updates. Once I do this I'll post the results.

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Just posted on the foxit site, from Lindi-Lu, super moderator:

Today, 05:05 AM Hi all,

We highly apologize for any hassle and inconvenience this may cause for you. When check for updates with Foxit Reader or install updates for Foxit Reader or install V10 to overwrite older version, you will get the message as the attached screenshots on the the removal of Foxit creator . Foxit creator component has been removed in Foxit Reader 10 since our product marketing team redefined the purposes of Foxit Reader,it is mainly used to view PDF files,so the creating PDFs feature was deleted,the Foxit Reader 10 release no longer supports the create PDF feature, which includes Foxit Reader PDF Printer, Foxit Creator add-ins for Office, scan to PDF feature. If this capability is required for your workflows, may I advise you to try one of the below options? 1. You can uninstall Foxit Reader V10 and install back Foxit Reader V9.7.2 which is the last version with Foxit creator feature contained. Following is link for downloading Foxit Reader V9.7.2: http://cdn01.foxitsoftware.com/produ...L10N_Setup.exe 2. You can try out Foxit PhantomPDF which has Foxit PhantomPDF printer, it can be downloaded for a free 14 day trail from the Foxit Download Center -https://www.foxitsoftware.com/downloads/. With PhantomPDF, you will get more features, like PDF editor, protection and so on, more details, you can refer to https://www.foxitsoftware.com/pdf-editor/.


So, I uninstalled V10 and installed V9.7.2 and the 1st thing I did was turn off updates. Then I checked File>Print>Select Printer and the Foxit Reader PDF printer option was back. Problem solved, and it was never deleting the cache that caused the issue. Thanks to Andrew & gild for pointing me in the right direction.

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I'm not able to use the link http://cdn01.foxitsoftware.com/produ...L10N_Setup.exe. I get error 404. If I go to the Foxit reader site and try to install it, the only choice is version 10. What do I do?