Clear and Restart the Print Spooler

Clear and Restart the Print Spooler

When printers queue deleting stuck on Windows you cannot proceed further. There is a common issue with Windows when trying to cancel or delete a currently printing document from the print queue. The problem is that; In Windows, the print files are not directly sent to the printer. They arrive first in the spooler, which is a program that manages all print jobs. When there’s a problem, the files just remain in the queue. And once the first file in can’t be printed, neither will those behind it. If you want, you can solve this problem manual or with the script have coded. Here are the steps on how to do it.

How to Clear Print Spooler in Windows 10

Method 1:

1- Open an elevated command prompt.

2 – Type this command “net stop spooler” and hit Enter.

net stop spooler 

Clear and Restart the Print Spooler

3- Do not close the command prompt window. And click on the file explorer.

4- Go to the

 C:\Windows\System32\spool\PRINTERS 

Confirm folder access.

Clear and Restart the Print Spooler

5- Now, Delete all the files in the folder.

6- Go back to the elevated command promptwindow and Type this command “net start spooler” and hit Enter.

net start spooler 

net start spooler

You can start printing again normally.

Method 2: Via vbe script

1- Click the download button at the bottom of the article. Download the print_queue_Problem.zip file to your computer

2- Right-click on the print_queue_Problem.zip file. And extract it ( password : ceofix)

How to Clear Print Spooler in Windows 10

3- Double click the print_queue_Problem.vbe file. A window will open indicating that the change has been made. Click on the OK button in the window “Print queue Problem has been fixed”.

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