How to Create a Shortcut for Print Spooler Service

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The print spooler is responsible for loading data and memory into printers on the Windows operating system. If you frequently start and stop the print spooler service, you can create a shortcut on your desktop to make the task easier and quicker. Creating a print spooler service requires writing a batch file, which will be run through the Windows command prompt.

  • Launch the Notepad application on your PC computer.

  • Type "net start spooler" if you want to create a shortcut for starting the print spooler or "net stop spooler" if you want to create a shortcut for stopping the service.

  • Go to the "File" menu at the top of the window and choose "Save As."

  • Select "All Files" from the file type drop-down menu.

  • Enter "printspooler.bat" as the file name.

  • Choose to save the batch file on your desktop and then hit "Save." When you click on the shortcut on your desktop, the batch file will run and either start or stop the print spooler service.

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