When capturing the DOS LPT1: port, I receive "Error 1326" (or 1231, or others)
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Printfil cannot connects to its own virtual printer installed into the Control Panel. When it asked you if you wanted to create the virtual printer, did you answer yes ?
If you are running Windows Vista, did you run Printfil as Administrator when creating the virtual printer ?
If the virtual printer has been correctly created, please note that the error message may even be correct if on your system some recent Microsoft "security" patches are installed, so, first of all, try to capture the DOS LPT port in Mode 3 or 2 (Mode 3 first).
Mode 3/2 surely does not show any error message, but this doesn't mean the capturing option will work however. If the machine is correctly configured, then your print jobs will be redirected from the captured DOS LPT port to the preview window (if enabled) or directly to the Windows printer which is choosen in the Printfil's configuration dialog.
If the capturing option does not work in Mode 3/2 neither, then the most common cause is a firewall software which is blocking Printfil from connecting to its own local shared printer.
Other possible causes:
If none of these suggestions works, or if you're searching for a solution which does not involves the Windows Networking Services, please download the file at http://www.printfil.com/download/logfile.zip and extract it on your desktop.
clicking the BAT file included in the ZIP, a logfile.txt file will
be created (even on the desktop). Please send it us, together with your
Printfil.ini file (you'll find it in c:\windows or c:\winnt), so that
we can check your local settings.