3 ways to clear the print queue in Windows 10

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24 October 2017 For Management

If you have given a print command and found that you are stuck with print job queues that are not cleared, then you have reached the correct article. Here I will tell you the 3 best methods to remove stuck print queue on Windows 10 PC.

Method 1 - the most preferred

Step 1: Right-click the printer icon in the system tray.


Step 2 - Now, select all tasks and after right clicking, click on Cancel.


Method 2: stopping the spooler service

1 - Press and hold Windows logo key and press R. to open the RUN command box.

2 - Now write services.msc in the RUN command box.

3 - Now, find Print spooler directory service. Double click on it.

4 - Click To stop to stop the service.

5 - Leave this window open, now hold down the key Windows logo key and press R..

6 - Now, copy and paste the path below into the RUN command box.

%systemroot%System32spoolprinters

7 - Now, To delete all files in the folder.

8 - Return to supervisor window and click restart.



That's all. Now, there will be no print queue on your Windows 10 PC.

Method 3: clear the frozen print queue using command prompt

1 - Search Symbol of the system in the Windows 10 search box and open Command prompt as an administrator by right clicking on it.

2 - Now, type the following command and hit enter.

net stop spooler

3 - Now type the command given below again to delete the spooled files.

del %systemroot%System32spoolprinters* /Q

4 - Finally, type the command given below and hit enter to restart the spooler service.

net start spooler

That's all. Now, all the blocked print queue will be cleared.

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