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How to Clear Printer Queue?

How to Clear Printer Queue?

Most of the people who bought new printer face a problem on how to cancel print jobs or cancel print spooler when they accidentally click to print the data which they do not need or sometimes some edit may be required but they come to know after clicking on the print the button below are some of the tips on how to cancel the print job that is already in the print queue


How to Clear Printer Queue
How to Clear Printer Queue

Method 1:

*Start-->settings-->Control Panel

**Administrativetools-->click "Services"

*Scroll down you can find the Service called "Print Spooler"

**Now restart the "Print Spooler" Link

if this method doesn't work for you follow the below method


Method 2:

Open the notepad and copy and paste the below command

net stop spooler

del %systemroot%\system32\spool\printers\*.shd

del %systemroot%\system32\spool\printers\*.spl

net start spooler


Now save it as DeletePrintJobs.cmd in the desktop or any other location and whenever you want to cancel the print operation just double click on the file now you can see the commands executing in the command prompt and it exits after automatically deleting the print queues


Method 3:

There are some free tools and commercial tool which can do the trick, Print Job Assassin is one such commercial tool and DeletePendingPrintJobs is a tool from Microsoft that does the job if you guys know any other sweet and smart way to do it let us know.

How to Clear Printer Queue? How to Clear Printer Queue? Reviewed by Ankit Saini on November 28, 2020 Rating: 5

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