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What is the Root Print Queue? It shows up under Print queues in Device Manager

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I think it represents a local (as opposed to network) printer's print queue. – Karan Feb 20 '13 at 0:08

Turns out that it is the location if you will of network shared printers you have installed. Example would be \printserver\hp p3005 So if I mapped that printer all its info would be stored in "Root Print Queue". If I uninstall "Root Print Queue" my mapped printer would go away. Then if I reinstall that mapped printer "Root Print Queue" would show back up in device manager. Hope that answered your question even though I am a year late.

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