Spool and Temporary Files Remain in the Windows\Spool\Printers or Windows\Temp Folders After You Print

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Symptoms

After all of your print jobs are finished, spool (.spl) and temporary (.tmp) files may remain in the Windows\Spool\Printers or Windows\Temp folders.

Resolution

To work around this issue, manually delete the .spl or .tmp files from the Windows\Spool\Printers or Windows\Temp folders.

More information

By default, spool (.spl) and temporary (.tmp) files are automatically deleted after all of your print jobs finish unless the logical printer settings state otherwise. Spool files are the actual spool (print job) files. Temporary files are usually associated with LPR print jobs.

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Article ID: 308107 - Last Review: June 19, 2014 - Revision: 2.0
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