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What Is Spoolerlogs Folder?

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#1 ctrent


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Posted 29 May 2008 - 02:21 PM

I've found a folder called spoolerlogs on the root of my C: drive.
What is it used for?

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Posted 29 May 2008 - 02:41 PM

It's for your printer. I'd leave it alone
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Posted 29 May 2008 - 03:30 PM

In computer science, spooling refers to putting jobs in a buffer, a special area in memory, or on a disk where a device can access them when it is ready. This is similar to a sewing machine spool, onto which a person puts thread, and a machine pulls at its convenience.

From: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Print spooler

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#4 ctrent

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Posted 29 May 2008 - 05:36 PM

Thanks. I hate the fact that files and folders get created and left all over the place in windoze. Macs are so much better.

Next question: What do you think would cause both IE7 and FF to slow to a stop after about 30 of surfing? My Sony Vaio once handled 20-30 browser tabs with ease. Deleting temp int files, history, etc only helps a little. Is the phishing filter possibly causing this?

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Posted 29 May 2008 - 05:48 PM

That could be some of it, but more than likely you have other processes running in the background.that are causing this effect. Anti-Virus and Internet Security programs can cause slow computer response (I'm not saying don't use them). Other culprits are malware, the amount of RAM installed, how full your hard drive is, how often you de-fragment and so on. I would concentrate mostly on running processes to start with.
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Posted 29 May 2008 - 05:50 PM

I would clear the cache for each browser...and run malware scans (at least two different programs).


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