Fiery XF 7.1

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Configure hot folders

A hot folder enables users to copy print jobs to a centrally available folder for printing. Network access rights are required to print through a hot folder.

A hot folder can be located on the same computer as the Fiery XF server or acessed through the network. On a local hard disk, it is recommended that you make your hot folder a subfolder of a folder at root level—for example, C:\folder\hotfolder.

Note the following:

  • To avoid unnecessary read/write access problems, do not create a hot folder on the desktop.

  • Do not select a folder that has been mapped as an internal link.

  1. In Server Manager: On the sidebar, click Printers, and select a printer. In the printer's tree view, select a workflow. On the File tab, expand the Job Detection panel.
  2. Under Name, click Choose and browse to the folder that you want to use as a hot folder.
  3. Clear Put all incoming jobs on hold (optional).

    By default, imported jobs are imported as "hold" jobs to allow you to edit them before printing. Clear this check box if you want to print jobs automatically on import.

  4. Click OK.
You must now do the following:
  • Make sure the hot folder is configured for printer sharing in the operating system. Otherwise, the hot folder cannot be detected in the network.

  • If the hot folder and the Fiery XF server are installed on different computers, make sure that all Windows computers are configured with the same login credentials, and that all users have administrator rights. You may need to create a new user on both computers.

For more information, see the operating system's online help, or ask your system administrator.