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Printer history recovery

  • 06-08-2009 11:52am
    Closed Accounts Posts: 194 ✭✭


    Any of you know much about finding details of what has been printed from a work printer.. I printed an email that i maaaaybe shouldnt have and it might bite me in the ass.. Wondering if they could trace it. I am connect to a single printer. We have an IT company who look after our main servers..... just wondering.. prob nothing but.... just in case


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,426 ✭✭✭ressem

    Usually, yes. Most windows and linux based print servers will log the file in the event viewer. A copy of the file printed might be recoverable in the print spool folder of the windows server, containing the content of the file, username, date/time, the filename and ip of the printing computer.

    Also the printer itself may keep a log. And your own computer.

  • Registered Users Posts: 8,813 ✭✭✭BaconZombie

    Drop a crate of beer/Whiskey/Vodka off outside your local BOFH's office door and you should* be ok.......