3 Ways to Delete Print Queue in Windows 10

If you have given a print command and you experience that you are stuck with print job queues which are not being deleted, then you have landed at the right article. Here i will tell you top 3 methods to delete Stuck print queue in Windows 10 PC.



Method 1 – Most preferred One

Step 1 – Just right Click on the printer icon in Taskbar.

Right Click Cancel Print Job Windows 10 1

 

Step 2 – Now, Just select all the tasks and after doing a right click, click on cancel.

Right Click Cancel Print Job Windows 10

 

Method 2 – By Stopping the Print spooler service

1 – Hold down Windows logo key and press R to open RUN command box.

2 – Now, write services.msc in RUN command box.

Services.msc 1

 

 

3 – Now, find Print spooler service from the list. Double click on it.

4 – Click on Stop to stop the service.

 

Stop Print Spooler Service Windows 10

 

5 – Leave this window open, now just hold the windows logo key and press R.

6 – Now, copy and paste the path below in the RUN command box.

%systemroot%\System32\spool\printers\

Stop Print Queue Path Windows 10

 

 

7 – Now, Delete all the files in the folder.

 

Delete Spool Print Files Windows 10 Folder

 

 

8 – Go back to the service manager window and click on start again.

Start Print Spool Service Windows 10

That is it. Now, there will be no struck print queue in your windows 10 PC.

 

Method 3 – Delete stuck Print queue via Command Prompt

1 – Search Command Prompt in search box of windows 10 and open Command prompt as admin by right clicking on it .

Cmd Admin Windows 10

 

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

net stop spooler

Net Stop Spooler Windows 10 Cmd

3 – Now, type again  the command given below to delete spooler files.

del %systemroot%\System32\spool\printers\* /Q

4 – Finally, write the command given below and hit enter to restart the Print spooler service.

net start spooler

That is it. Now, all the stuck print queue will be cleared now.



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