Fix: Print to PDF Feature in Windows 10 Won’t Work

If you are running Windows 10, you don’t need to install third party programs to save your files as PDF (portable document format). Windows 10 has a built-in PDF printer Microsoft Print to PDF, which enables you to save files and web pages as PDF. However, users have reported that when printing to PDF from Edge, they’re unable to view the document or find out where it is saving them unlike it’s predecessor (Internet Explorer), where you were asked where to save the document.

Many users try to print a web page using Microsoft Edge browser. However, when they print a web page to PDF, they don’t see any output. In fact, the browser saves the PDF file but does not tell the user where it has saved it. This is certainly a flaw in Edge browser’s UI, and we hope Microsoft will fix it soon. Meanwhile, you can find your PDF file in your Documents folder since it saves the PDFs to the Documents folder by Default.


If the Microsoft Print to PDF feature isn’t working at all, then you can attempt to enable/disable it through the Windows Features. Hold the Windows Key and Press X, Choose Programs and Features, and then choose Turn Windows Features On or Off, Uncheck  Microsoft Print to PDF in the Windows Features dialogue box (reboot PC), and repeat the same steps to turn it back on by placing a check on it. This will solve the issue in most cases.

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Workaround: Use Internet Explorer

If you are hating Edge for it’s poor performance, then you can still use Internet Explorer. When you use Internet Explorer to print to pdf (save documents as PDF) you will be asked where you want the documents to be saved. To use Internet Explorer, Hold the Windows Key and Press R. Type iexplore.exe and Click OK. Once the Internet Explorer has opened up, right-click on it’s icon from the Taskbar and Pin it to the bottom so you can access it anytime you want, just by clicking on it’s icon. To print to PDF, Hold the Windows Key and Press P, choose Microsoft Print to PDF and Print it.

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