I have paused a print queue and using Windows Explorer, am monitoring the
C:\Windows\System32\spool\PRINTERS directory. When I print documents to the print queue, I notice the creation of a
.spl file and
.shd file. From quickly googling, it looks like the print job is the
.spl file and the
.shd file is settings.
Can I confirm exactly what the
.spl file contains? Is it the actual file being printed after being processed by the print driver? So once the
.shd file has directed the job, the
.spl file is the thing that is actually printed?