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Windows 7: 64-bit Windows 10, .tmp files stuck in printers fldr.

04 Aug 2017   #1

Windows 10 64-bit
64-bit Windows 10, .tmp files stuck in printers fldr.


I'm working on a computer on which, after printing a single job, 3 files are usually remain in the C:\Windows\System32\Spool\Printers folder. 2 can be deleted without issue. The 3rd, a .tmp file throws an error when I try to delete it. (see attachment)
Only way I've found to delete the file is to stop the print spooler, delete the file, re-start the spooler. Soon as another print job is sent, problem recurs. I've found information that this .exe is for spooling of .xml files. Haven't found much about others having this problem. There's a little info that malware disguises itself as printfilterpipelinesvc.exe, but I can't find anything real substantial. I would appreciate information helping solve this problem. Thanks!

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08 Aug 2017   #2
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Win 7 Pro x64/Win 10 Pro x64 dual boot

If this is for Windows 10, you'll have better luck asking the question in our sister forum for Windows 10 users.

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09 Aug 2017   #3

Windows 10 64-bit

This problem, from what I've gathered, can occur in versions from Vista through 10, so I was trying to get more exposure by posting on several sites. I forgot to remove the Windows 10 language here and couldn't edit the post once I posted it. Thanks.
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 64-bit Windows 10, .tmp files stuck in printers fldr.

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