Tips to change the location of the print spooler
What do you understand by a print spooler? What are the techniques to change the location of the print spooler ?
Print Spooler is a service offered by Microsoft Windows operating system. Print Spooler is a system 32 service. The main function of the print spooler is to manage the jobs that have been sent to the printer. It queues all the print jobs until they are ready to be printed. Therefore you can achieve control over printing jobs. Print spooler also sets priorities for the printing jobs. The hard drive in which the print spooler is stored, sometimes become full and therefore result in slow performance. You can improve the performance of the print spooler by moving it to another location of the hard drive which has enough memory to run the print spooler. The method of changing the location of print spooler is quite simple.
Advantages of print spooler, some of the reasons to change the location of the print spooler, techniques to change the location of print spooler are explained below:
- Functions of Print Spooler
- Need to change the location
- Method to change the Location
Functions of print spooler
The print spooler plays a vital role in the printing of documents in your system. Print spooler is stored on computer hard drive and checks the documents for errors. When you send a document to the computer printer, first the document is send to the printer spooler to check for errors before processing and sending the documents to the printer. You can move the printer spooler to any other hard drive which offers several advantages such as faster document processing time, reduction in printing errors while printing and also increase the overall performance.
Need to change the location
Print spooler is usually stored on the hard drive and you can change the location of the hard drive. There are several reasons for changing the location of the hard drive. If your default hard drive that contain print spooler don’t have enough space for holding the spooler, then you need to change the location of the print spooler to any other hard drive that has sufficient space.
To change the location of the folder, open Windows Explorer and create a new folder in the hard drive that you want to use to store the print spooler. Then select ‘Printers and faxes’ from the ‘Start’ menu. Click on the ‘Server Properties’ from the ‘File’ menu and click on the ‘Advanced’ tab. In the ‘Spool folder’ field enter the path for the new folder that created and click on ‘Ok’. Then click ‘Yes’ button when the ‘Printer Server Properties’ dialogue displays.
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