In all cases of this type I encountered myself or came across, the FILE: port "disappeared" after Acrobat was installed or upgraded (i.e. not related to any user-related action).
Shlomo Perets MicroType, http://www.microtype.com Training, consulting & add-ons: FrameMaker, Structured FM and Acrobat >---------- Original message ---------- >From: Roger Fienhold Sheen <infotexture at gmail.com> >Date: Aug 11, 2006 4:14 PM >Subject: Re: FM Error: "Cannot write to specified print file" >To: rebecca officer <rebecca.officer at alliedtelesyn.co.nz> > >Hi Rebecca, > >Thanks--that solved the problem! > >I've since discovered that this issue is documented as ATN 331115 on >the Adobe Support site at ><http://www.adobe.com/support/techdocs/331115.html>. > >Regards, > >Roger > > >On 8/9/06, rebecca officer <rebecca.officer at alliedtelesyn.co.nz> wrote: >>Hi Roger >> >>Make sure he has a "FILE:" port in his printer setup. Nothing has to use >>it, it just has to exist. To check if it exists, open up the properties >>for any printer and check the ports tab. If it doesn't exist, note the >>port that the printer is currently using, then add the FILE: port as a >>new port. It's a local port. When you add it, Windows will set the >>current printer to use it. Return the current printer to its previous >>port, click okay. >> >>Cheers, Rebecca >> >> >> >>> Roger Fienhold Sheen <infotexture at gmail.com> 9/08/06 04:15 >>> >>Framers, >> >>A colleague of mine is receiving the "Cannot write to specified print file" >>error message whenever he tries to print to a PostScript file using Acrobat >>Distiller (FM 6.0, Acrobat 5.0, WinXP).