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    Cleaning out Printer Temp Files

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    WindowsXP is a big improvement over older versions, but it isn't exactly good at cleaning up after itself. For example, why doesn't WinXP clear its prefetch or temp folders from time to time? It's just one more little quirk to add to you list of maintenance duties. Yay.

    Whenever you print something, WinXP automatically sends a temp file to your HDD. When the print job is finished, Windows is supposed to automatically delete this file, but guess what, sometimes the OS just leaves its junk laying around. If you don't like your HDD cluttered up with useless files, go to your system32\spool\printers directory and clear out everything inside. It's a manual tip, but one that will keep things cleaner in the long run.

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    I checked my Windows\system32\spool\printers directory and there was nothing there.

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    It depends on how much you print, and sometimes the spooler cleans the temps files by itself. At home I had it clean, at the office (I print a lot in the office) I had about 20 files

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    nice tip Dehc, where and how do you clean the prefecth files? thx

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    Funny thing. I posted a thread for that, and I can't find it
    And I even think BB posted one too

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    Quote Originally Posted by cash_site
    nice tip Dehc, where and how do you clean the prefecth files? thx
    C: Windows/Prefetch

    Delete everything there maybe once every 2 months.

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    http://www.techzonez.com/forums/show...9380#post69380

    BTW, I only have about 2 weeks and I don't deleted anything. Maybe I setted another registry tweak that does clean it out for me That is actually what I was loooking for

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    Quote Originally Posted by Conan
    I checked my Windows\system32\spool\printers directory and there was nothing there.
    Neither did I.

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