Published On: Fri, Jun 17th, 2011

How to delete or cancel print jobs in Windows

Printing and suddenly the printer stops responding…err! Let me print that file again but Print jobs have clogged up my printer queue and hang my printing process!

The answer looks easy to cancel a print job in the queue – you simply right-click it and select “cancel,” after which the print job status says “Deleting”. So now you can go ahead and print that document! But wait.. the system seems to have hanged and the jobs won’t delete!

Sounds like a common problem isn’t it?

How to force delete print jobs? Print Jobs- stuck/won’t cancel/won’t delete? Let me share a easy tutorial to Delete all pending print jobs from printer spool.

1) Go to Control Panel

2) Select System and Maintenance

3) Select Administrative Tools

4) Double-click on Services

5) In the list of services, scroll down until you find one called “Print Spooler”

6) Right-click on “Print Spooler” and select “Restart”

7) The “Deleted” jobs will disappear and any queued jobs in your print queue will print

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