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when i check 'keep printed documents' in the printer settings.  i want it to keep them in a different file location other than. \Windows\System32\spool\PRINTERS.  is this possible?  if so how
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If you want to save/spool the jobs to another directory, you have to change
 the following registry value:
 1. "HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Print\Printers\<your printer
 name>"
 2. Set, the "SpoolDirectory" value to a new directory location.
 3. Restart the print spooler service
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so that saves the job but it doesn't print.  i need to save the job and print it also. Any ideas on how to do that?
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If you select "Keep printer documents", your printer doesn't print anymore?

What do you have selected under "Advanced"?

keep printer documetns setting
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when i do this

If you want to save/spool the jobs to another directory, you have to change
 the following registry value:
 1. "HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Print\Printers\<your printer
 name>"
 2. Set, the "SpoolDirectory" value to a new directory location.
 3. Restart the print spooler service

it doesn't print anymore
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Rjef,

I just changed the setting on my machine, and was able to print and also can see the spooled documents in my test directory.
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is you pc windows 7?  do you have uac high?  I will try again
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by:Jullez
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I have win7, UAC is set to " Notify only when programs try to make changes to my computer (do not dim my desktop).

You can try to run regedit with admin rights to be sure - hold shift and right click - will give you the option.
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does it matter if i am printing something out of SAP and it using the saplpd control.  i think it is looking somewhere for the document and it is not there.
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Can you try to print a test page from the printer first please with the spool directory changed?
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i get an error when i do a test print after setting the spool location.  See attachment
Presentation1.pptx
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I see.

What are the permissions on that shared folder?

Give NTFS/sharing permissions to "everyone" for testing purposes and try again.
Also try a local folder like C:\test before you change it to network path.
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On your Win7 machine, go to start, type - "Print management", open "Print servers", right click "machine name (local)", choose properties, go to advanced. What do you see under "Spool folder"?
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i guess it was the share.  it seems to be working now.
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thanks
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Glad you were able to make it work .

Have a nice day!
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