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JSI Tip 2822. Windows 2000 print spooler does not delete a spool file?

If the print spooler does not delete a finished spool file, it is possible that some program or users has set the read-only attribute on the spool file, at %Systemroot%\System32\Spool\Printers.

This may also cause the job to reprint.

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 resolve this problem, right-click the spool file in Windows Explorer and press Properties. Clear the read-only attribute and press OK.

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