What is filterpipelineprintproc.dll?

filterpipelineprintproc.dll is part of Microsoft® Windows® Operating System and developed by Microsoft Corporation according to the filterpipelineprintproc.dll version information.

filterpipelineprintproc.dll's description is "Print Filter Pipeline Proxy"

filterpipelineprintproc.dll is digitally signed by Microsoft Windows Component Publisher.

filterpipelineprintproc.dll is usually located in the 'c:\WINDOWS\system32\spool\prtprocs\w32x86\' folder.

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Vendor and version information [?]

The following is the available information on filterpipelineprintproc.dll:

Product nameMicrosoft® Windows® Operating System
Company nameMicrosoft Corporation
File descriptionPrint Filter Pipeline Proxy
Internal namePrintFilterPipelinePrxy.dll
Original filenamePrintFilterPipelinePrxy.dll
Legal copyright© Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
Product version6.1.2600.5635
File version6.1.2600.5635 (xpsp_sp3_qfe.080704-1744)

Here's a screenshot of the file properties when displayed by Windows Explorer:

Product nameMicrosoft® Windows® Operating System
Company nameMicrosoft Corporation
File descriptionPrint Filter Pipeline Proxy
Internal namePrintFilterPipelinePrxy.dll
Original filenamePrintFilterPipelinePrxy.dll
Legal copyright© Microsoft Corporation. All rights..
Product version6.1.2600.5635
File version6.1.2600.5635 (xpsp_sp3_qfe.080704-1..

Digital signatures [?]

filterpipelineprintproc.dll has a valid digital signature.

Signer nameMicrosoft Windows Component Publisher
Certificate issuer nameMicrosoft Windows Verification Intermediate PCA
Certificate serial number6102307e000000000006

VirusTotal report

None of the 52 anti-virus programs at VirusTotal detected the filterpipelineprintproc.dll file.

None of the 52 anti-virus programs detected the filterpipelineprintproc.dll file.

Folder name variants

filterpipelineprintproc.dll may also be located in other folders than c:\WINDOWS\system32\spool\prtprocs\w32x86\. The most common variants are listed below:

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Please share with the other users what you think about this file. What does this file do? Is it legitimate or something that your computer is better without? Do you know how it was installed on your system? Did you install it yourself or did it come bundled with some other software? Is it running smoothly or do you get some error message? Any information that will help to document this file is welcome. Thank you for your contributions.

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Roger Karlsson writes

6 thumbs

I also found filterpipelineprintproc.dll at the following locations:


The files in these two directories are left-overs from a .NET update. This is a known issue and documented in the Microsoft Knowledge base:


"Known issues
Issue 1
After you install the .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 in Windows XP or Windows Server 2003, there is an arbitrary folder that is generated in the root of drive C. This folder contains two subfolders that are named amd64 and i386. These two subfolders both include the following files:

* Filterpipelineprintproc.dll
* Msxpsdrv.cat
* Msxpsdrv.inf
* Msxpsinc.gpd
* Msxpsinc.ppd
* Mxdwdrv.dll
* Xpssvcs.dll

These files were pending to be deleted from the XPSEPSC installation.
To resolve this issue, delete the folder manually."

# 13 Aug 2009, 23:35

.Ernesto. writes

7 thumbs

I tried to delete it manually but it didn´t work. Won´t let me delete it. Need some help

# 20 Aug 2009, 9:35

anton osika writes

0 thumbs

Same here, it says that the file filterpipelineprintproc.dll cant be removed. I guess fail safe mode would solve it. Anything else?

# 30 Aug 2009, 10:38

janis cotton writes

6 thumbs

Found the answer to deleting the filterpipelineprintproc.dll file left over on my external hard drive. Right click on the file and share. This allowed me to delete the file.

# 10 Sep 2009, 10:16

Basstbone writes

3 thumbs

setting the folders as shared does allow the folders to be deleted

thanks for the info

# 22 Sep 2009, 1:33

=hans= writes

4 thumbs

set the folders as shared AND allow network users to change files - then it works

# 1 Oct 2009, 5:52

DenisIv writes

1 thumb

To delete this f-g filterpipelineprintproc.dll you need to right click on the folder, select Properties, go to Security and ALLOW admins or any user FULL CONTROL.

If where is no Security tab in folder prop restart in safe mode (Press F8 for that right befor Windows starts)

# 6 Apr 2010, 12:38

Allen writes

-1 thumb

I came here to see how to get ride of filterpipelineprintproc.dll ..looks like we all have hassles... I tried ... Went to desktop...my computer and found it on the tree. First moved it into another file then deleted that file. It seemed to work but could not fine it when i looked in trash bin ,,so moved it in to AVG vault on the tree now it there i try some thing, any idea will help thanks Allen

# 25 May 2014, 8:04

Allen writes

1 thumb

Filterpipelineprintproc.dll i moved it in to the vault as i described then deleted it out of the vault looks like it worked.. It it does and helps some one let me know cheers allen didjawh3@hotmail.com

# 25 May 2014, 8:08

Roger Karlsson writes

0 thumbs

Allen, thanks for sharing.

# 26 May 2014, 5:18

Lucy M writes

0 thumbs

I moved the folder that had the filterpipelineprintproc.dll file in it into a different folder and was able delete it from there. The folder was in my d drive.

# 12 Apr 2015, 15:22

John Brown writes

0 thumbs

I used Revo Uninstaller Pro to remove the folder and files.

# 27 Jul 2015, 15:57

Francisco writes

0 thumbs

This folder and file appeared in my XP machine after installing VisualC# and messed up my HP printer. I delete them but the problem persists. I found that it is a known issue for Microsoft (https://support.microsoft.com/es-es/kb/971276) but the update pack is noy available any more.

# 2 Sep 2016, 10:31

Roger Karlsson writes

0 thumbs

@Francisco: Thank you for sharing!

# 5 Sep 2016, 0:46

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