Go Back   TechArena Community > Software > Operating Systems
Become a Member!
Forgot your username/password?
Tags Active Topics RSS Search Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 19-06-2009
Member
 
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 1,948
Move printer spool directory in Windows

I use printer spool directory in my XP to store all the print images for a day so that i can use the Reports/Batch Printing tab to pull all the letters. But as i need to free up some space from my system drive i need to move this printer spool directory to some other drive. Could you guys guide me for the same ? Please help.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 19-06-2009
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 3,291
Re: Move printer spool directory in Windows

Spool directory allows Windows to quickly return control to a program after a document is printed.But it is better to relocate print spooler directory to dedicated disk or disk array (Raid 0) in your Print server. This will increase printing performance considerably. To do so, just go through this simple steps:-
  • Open the command prompt from the Start menu or simply press Ctrl + R and type regedit.
  • Now locate the following folder:-
    Quote:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System \ CurrentControlSet \ Control \ Print \ Printers
  • Here on the right side, you will see DefaultSpoolDirectory. Just select Modify option from the drop down list by right clicking on it.
  • In the Edit String dialog box change the value that is in the "Value Data" section to the full path of the new Printer Spool directory
  • Thats it. Now click ok and close the registry. Reboot the machine to effect the changes.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 19-06-2009
Dr. V
 
Posts: n/a
Re: Move printer spool directory in Windows

You can also move the printer spool directory easily from the control panel. To do that, see this:-
  1. In Control Panel, double-click Printers and Faxes.

  2. On the File menu, click Server Properties, and then click the Advanced tab.

  3. In the Spool Folder box, type the path that you want to use, and then click OK.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 19-06-2009
Member
 
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 2,676
Re: Move printer spool directory in Windows

The alternate way to do the same is, Simply go to the drive where you want to move it. Click on make a new folder under File and Folder Tasks and in the name box assigned it with a name. Now click on the Printers and Faxes in the Start menu and On the File menu, click Server Properties. Now go to the Advanced tab and in the Spool folder box, type the complete path to the new folder that you created and click apply. Here you will get a message. Just click on Yes and than Ok. Thats it. You are done.
Reply With Quote
Reply

  TechArena Community > Software > Operating Systems
Tags: , ,



Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads for: "Move printer spool directory in Windows"
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
How to overcome the issue ?Printer Spool not running? Perro Justy Hardware Peripherals 4 27-11-2010 01:27 AM
Print spool error in Windows 7 with the HP Laserjet 1020 printer Erinyes Operating Systems 5 22-03-2010 10:36 AM
Printer Spool Errors kyosang Hardware Peripherals 4 11-12-2009 07:23 PM
unable to start printer spool Protector Operating Systems 5 17-01-2009 10:34 PM
Move Users directory to another drive. Robert McMillan Vista Help 2 29-07-2008 08:51 PM


All times are GMT +5.5. The time now is 12:53 AM.