Open File Explorer. Navigate to C:\Windows\System32\Spool\PRINTERS then press Enter on the keyboard. Press Control + A on the keyboard to select all items. Right click on any of the selected items, then select Delete to remove all print jobs.
- How do I clear my printer queue that won't delete?
- Why do print jobs get stuck in the queue?
- How do I turn off Windows print spooler?
- How do I delete a stuck print job?
- What happens if you disable Print Spooler?
- How do I turn off Print Spooler?
How do I clear my printer queue that won't delete?
When you can't remove a print job from the printing queue window by right-clicking the stuck job and clicking Cancel, you can try restarting your PC. This will sometimes remove offending items from the queue.
Why do print jobs get stuck in the queue?
Print jobs can be stuck in queue due to an outdated printer driver. If you recently installed a Windows update, it is best that you check for available device driver updates too.
How do I turn off Windows print spooler?
From the Services panel, scroll down and double-click on “Print Spooler.” When the Print Spooler Properties window opens, select the drop-down next to “Startup Type:” and pick “Disabled.” Select the “Stop” button to halt the service and select the “Ok” button to apply the changes.
How do I delete a stuck print job?
Right-click the earliest print job and then select “Restart” from the context menu. If your printer cranks up and starts printing after restarting the document, you're good to go. Otherwise, you'll need to try canceling the document. Right-click the document again and select the “Cancel” command.
What happens if you disable Print Spooler?
Impact of workaround Disabling the Print Spooler service disables the ability to print both locally and remotely. Disable the “Allow Print Spooler to accept client connections:” policy to block remote attacks. You must restart the Print Spooler service for the group policy to take effect.
How do I turn off Print Spooler?
How to Manually Stop and Start the Print Spooler. Click the Start button and select Run. Type Command (Figure 1 [English only]) and then click OK to display the Command Prompt (Figure 2 [English only]). In the Command Prompt type, net stop spooler, then press Enter to Stop the Print Spooler.