Clear Print Queue (Windows)

So you cancel a print job using Document, Cancel. But it just won’t disappear and nothing will come out of the printer (all queued behind the “deleting” job). Simple answer: restart the “Print Spooler” service. Either in Administrative Tools (Control Panel or Start Menu) or using net stop "Print Spooler" then net start "Print Spooler" at a command prompt. Easy, but it was driving me mad.

53 Replies to “Clear Print Queue (Windows)”

  1. The print job that won’t die scenario was doing my head in as well – thank you for saving my sanity 🙂

  2. i used: net stop “Print Spooler” then net start “Print Spooler” at a command prompt

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