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Re: Global printer driver folder filled with gigabytes of unrelated files

Any new information about this subject?

It's kind of scary...


Now, it's the second time this happend on my computer Windows 8.1-64bit.

The printer is a Xerox ColorCube 8580, it used to be a 8570.


Sometime in April 2015 probably, I installed the new printer drivers

X-GPD_5.404.8.0_PCL6_x64.exe and X-GPD_5.404.8.0_PCL_x64.exe

downloaded from Xerox.


On May 21 about 10 Gbyte of Data was copied to the path

C:\Windows\System32\spool\drivers\x64\3\Xerox\Product Data\Public\DCPs\x2UNIVMS\V5.0

out of the root of C:\.

After checking the data I decided to move it away, since there is not much free space available on my C.

Both times the sudden copying of data turned the drive C red because there is not much space left.


Yesterday again, on 9.32 am I printed out on the Xerox printer and on 9.36 the timestamp is on the copied folders below the Xerox-path.

I have no clue what it needs to make the difference. I don't print a lot, but definitely, I was printing out a couple of times in between the two occurences.

That morning I printed out at least one page using greyscale rather than color.

Could this cause all that trouble?


I'm pretty clueless what to do or how to fix it.

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Re: Global printer driver folder filled with gigabytes of unrelated files

I have a similar issue going on with one of my users...anyone else figured this out?

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Re: Global printer driver folder filled with gigabytes of unrelated files

Hi rebooter,

Thank you for using the Support Forum. I have not seen this before.  Please take a look at the support site for the Global driver and see if you can find an answer.  If not please consider contacting your support centre for further assistance.

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Global printer driver folder filled with gigabytes of unrelated files

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Long ago I deployed the Xerox Global Print Driver PCL type 3 v5377.600.0.0 (for WorkCentre 133) from Windows 2012 Server Essentials to about 10 x64 Windows 8.1 clients, and today noticed by chance that this folder on my PC contained 13gb of files, including entire folders copied from various locations on my C: drive: C:\Windows\System32\spool\drivers\x64\3\Xerox\Product Data\Public\DCPs\x2UNIVR1\V5.0


I checked this folder on another Windows 8.1 PC on our network and they too had a ton of unrelated files (see screenshot) amounting to about 5gb of data. But four others that I checked did not have this issue.


In 10 years of PC support I have never seen such an issue and the only thing that came to mind is that I believe on my PC and the second with this problem, I had previously run he online repair command DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth and had noticed also when running SFC /scannow that one of the error was related to a Xerox driver.


Beyond that I am stumped and am hoping someone has a clue as to why this would happen?


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