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print spool files not deleted automatically

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  1. shannonchang

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    We're running windows 2003 and the print spool files are not being deleted automatically, any ideas? We can delete them manually but need to know how to make them disappear automatically. Thanks. :)
     
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    Does it mean that if I change the file properties then they can be deleted automatically?
     
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    Yes, If you follow the instructions for RESOLUTION.



    RESOLUTION
    To prevent this behavior from occurring, do not change the attributes of a spool file while it is in the %Systemroot%\System32\Spool\Printers folder.

    To work around this behavior, remove the read-only attribute and then delete the spool file from the %Systemroot%\System32\Spool\Printers folder.

    To remove the read-only attribute, right-click the spool file in Windows Explorer or My Computer, click Properties, click to clear the Read-only check box, and then click OK.
     
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