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I had initially configured a printer and the printer device stopped working so I removed it and reconfigured the printer incorrectly. I then removed that printer and reconfigured it correctly only to find that it still was not working.

I completely removed all printers and rebooted my machine and tried to reconfigure again; only to see it still was not working.

I then reconfigured but renamed the name of the printer and it worked just fine.

So my questions are:

  1. Where is each printer configuration file saved at?
  2. Where is the printer spool directory?
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To answer my own question:

  1. Printer configuration file is located in /etc/cups/printers.conf
  2. Spool directory is /var/spool/cups/
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