If you cannot find the "Foxit PDF Editor Printer" in your system's printer and devices panel after installing the Foxit PDF Editor Application, it could be due to the following reasons:
- The Print Spooler service on your system is turned off.
- The Foxit PDF Editor Printer was either deleted or not installed.
- The Foxit PDF Editor was installed in a virtual environment, such as a Citrix server.
Solutions to these issues are:
Print Spooler service is turned off on your system:
If the Print Spooler service in your computer management is turned off, you will be unable to see or access any printers in your system's printers and devices panel. You need to turn on the Print Spooler to use the Foxit PDF Editor Printer. Press the Windows key+R to open the Run box, type 'services.msc', and click OK to open computer management. Check if the "Print Spooler" service is running. If not, start it.
Foxit PDF Editor Printer was deleted or not installed：
Open the Devices and Printers from your control panel. If the "Foxit PDF Editor Printer" is not listed, it means that the printer is not installed on your computer. You may need to repair or reinstall Foxit PDF Editor to reinstall the Foxit PDF Editor Printer. Refer to this article for repair instructions. During the reinstallation, make sure to select the “Foxit PDF Creator” component in the installation wizard. If you don't have the download link for the required Foxit PDF Editor version, refer to this article or contact Foxit Support.
The Foxit PDF Editor was installed in a virtual environment:
In a virtual environment like a Citrix server, the Foxit PDF Editor Creator should be additionally installed on the Host OS, while the Foxit PDF Editor (without the Creator option) should be installed on each individual VM. To get the stand-alone package of Foxit PDF Editor Creator package (PDF Printer) for a virtual environment, access this article.