Tip & How-To about Office Equipment & Supplies
I had been trying to resolve a slow printing problem for months. The client had an Epson printer and a Windows 7 iCore duo computer that slowed down to and absolute crawl while printing photographs.
Nothing seemed to work. Not clearing the drives of temporary files, or updating the drivers.
Then I ran a program called Process Monitor. I kept seeing the SPLWOW64.exe spike the CPU usage to 100%. The file it was processing was an Epson file called EPAUDF01.AUD.
After updating the Progam used for printing to a 64 it version, SPLWOWO64 went to 34%, but the system was still taking three minutes for each step of the printing process, loading, selecting size and selecting orientation.
When I did a search online under the Epson file name, I found out that this file is a temporary audit file and should be removed.
"Epson printers create an audit file called EPAUDF01.AUD in C:\ProgramData\Epson\Printer."
Once the file was deleted, printing was fast again.
Each time the printer is used, this file is created, but, it doesn't slow down. Somehow the old audit file got stuck in this folder and gummed up the works.
If your Epson is printing slow, fimd this file and delete it.
I created a shortcut to the folder on the desktop "just in case".
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