How to view installed printers on Windows 11

Do you need to see a list of all the printers installed on your computer? Here's how on Windows 11.

Windows 11 view all printers
Windows 11 view all printers

On Windows 11, you have multiple ways to see a list of all the installed printers, and in this guide, you will learn how.

If you print from the same or different locations, sometimes, you may need to find the printers installed on your computer to ensure you have the correct device or determine if you need to remove one or more devices.

Regardless of the reason, on Windows 11, you have different ways to view a list of printers installed on the computer, including using the Settings app, Printer Management, Command Prompt, and PowerShell.

This guide will teach you the steps to view all the available printers on Windows 11.

View all printers on Windows 11 from Settings

To list all the printers installed on Windows 11, use these steps:

  1. Open Settings.

  2. Click on Bluetooth & devices.

  3. Click the Printers & scanners tab.

  4. Review all the installed printers on Windows 11.

    Windows 11 Settings all printers view

Once you complete the steps, the Settings app will display all the available printers.

It’s worth noting that with any method you choose, you may also find software printers that are parts of a specific application, such as “Fax,” “Microsoft Print to PDF,” “Microsoft XPS Document Writer,” and “OneNote.”

View all printers on Windows 11 from Print Management

If you use Windows 11 Pro, Enterprise, or Education, you can use the Printer Management console to review all the installed printers.

To view the printers available on your computer from Print Management, use these steps:

  1. Open Start.

  2. Search for Print Management and click the top result to open the app.

  3. Browse the following path:

    Printer Management > Print Servers > Printers
  4. Review all the printers available on Windows 11.

    Print Management view all printers

After you complete the steps, the application will list all the installed printers on Windows 11.

View all printers on Windows 11 from Command Prompt

To see a list of installed printers from Command Prompt, use these steps:

  1. Open Start.

  2. Search for Command Prompt, right-click the top result, and select the Run as administrator option.

  3. Type the following command to list the installed printers and press Enter:

    wmic printer list brief
  4. Confirm all the printers installed on your computer.

    Command Prompt view all printers

Once you complete the steps, the command will return a list of the installed printers on Windows 11.

View all printers on Windows 11 from PowerShell

To generate a list of installed printers from PowerShell, use these steps:

  1. Open Start.

  2. Search for PowerShell, right-click the top result, and select the Run as administrator option.

  3. Type the following command to list the installed printers and press Enter:

    Get-Printer | Format-Table
  4. Confirm all the printers installed on Windows 11.

    PowerShell get-printer command

After you complete the steps, the PowerShell command will generate a list of the installed printers on Windows 11.

About the author

Mauro Huculak is a Windows expert and the Editor-in-Chief who started Pureinfotech in 2010 as an independent online publication. He is also been a Windows Central contributor for nearly a decade. Mauro has over 12 years of experience writing comprehensive guides and creating professional videos about Windows, software, and related technologies, including Android and Linux. Before becoming a technology writer, he was an IT administrator for seven years. In total, Mauro has over 20 years of combined experience in technology. Throughout his career, he achieved different professional certifications from Microsoft (MSCA), Cisco (CCNP), VMware (VCP), and CompTIA (A+ and Network+), and he has been recognized as a Microsoft MVP for many years. You can follow him on X (Twitter), YouTube, LinkedIn and About.me.