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how to change spooler directory windows 8

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I can't find how to change the spooler dir in windows 8 or 8.1
the options like in windows 7 are not there in Devices and Printers cpl
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Lior Karasenti earned 500 total points
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You can do it with registry editor:

First I really recommend to backup the registry before messing around with it.

go to Start -> Run->regedit

then go to :

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Print\Printers\DefaultSpoolDirectory

double click on it and change it to the directory that you want.

That should work
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thank you.. perfect.
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