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I am having a problem with an HP Colorlaserjet 2600n printer, jobs are getting hung up in the print que and the only way to get the jobs to print or clear out is to restart the print spooler service from the mmc.

Through searching around on the web I found someone make mention that Shockwave had associeated the SPL file extension with itself, but that this was actually a Windows printing spool type file.   When I go in to look at the file associations I notice that shockwave has indeed associated this file type with itself.

How can I undo this change without eliminating shockwave since we use Shockwave on our intranet?  Or is there a way to get Shockwave not to change this file type association during installation, so that I could uninstall-reinstall and leave the association with windows print spooler?
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by:souseran
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assoc.spl=ShockwaveFlash.ShockwaveFlash is the CORRECT association for .SPL files.

I don't believe the print spooler has a file association.
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Correction . . . In Windows NT/2000, the print spooler has two associations one file with the .SHD extension for job settings, and one with the .SPL extension for the drawing commands.
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by:alexianit
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uhh, ok?  and is it possible to unassociate these files from Shockwave?
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Sure, but since they are defaults for Shockwave, the program probably won't work if you do. To disassociate *any* file

Start | Run | CMD. Press Enter.

In the Command window type

assoc.(EXTENSION)=

Press Enter.

Specific to your request here,

assoc.spl=

Press Enter.

This separates the extension from the program with which it was formerly associated.
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