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Importing and Exporting INA Settings from the 25XX Series Dot Matrix Printers

Document ID:HO3289

Usergroup :External


How to save configuration settings; How to save macros to file; How to import ucf; How to export ucf; exportfile.ucf; Universal configuration file (UCF)



This article outlines the procedure for saving the device configuration settings if the printer or network adapter requires replacement.

Why Save the Configuration Settings?

Saving or exporting configuration settings is important for several reasons, including: 
  • - Time saved reconfiguring multiple macros for multiple paper/form types.
  • - Reapplication of static IP parameters if a replacement printer/network card requires it.     
  • - Reduction of down-time in critical printing environments.
  • - Use of UCF file to configure other printers of the same model.
  • - Simplified printer/network card replacement in crucial printing environments.

Click here for a sample unconfigured exportfile.ucf file to familiarize yourself with what settings are saved to the file. NOTE:  Use Notepad or an equivalent application to view the universal configuration file.  

Procedure:  Export Configuration Settings

  1. Open the printer's web page, i.e. http://[printer_ip_address], where [printer_ip_address] is the IP address of the printer.
  2. Click Configuration.
  3. Click Import/Export.
  4. Click Export Settings File
  5. File Download dialog window will appear asking you to save or open the file. Click Save.
  6. Lastly, select the destination directory and click Save/OK again. 

Click here for an illustration. 

Procedure:  Import Configuration Settings

    1. Repeat steps 1-3 above.
    2. Click Import Settings File.
    3. Click Browse, locate the destination directory, select the *.ucf file, and click Open
    4. The file will propagate to the UCF File dialog box.  
    5. Click Submit.

Click here for an illustration.       

Still Need Help? 

Please contact Lexmark Technical Support for additional assistance.  NOTE: When calling for for support, you will need to know your printer model type and serial number.
Please call from near the printer in case the technician asks your to perform a task involving the printer. 

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