How to Clean Print Queue ? – Get Clear Print Queue (Fixit)

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How to Clean Print Queue ?

Symptoms (Issue)

When i try to print a document it doesn’t print anything it stuck in printer spool Queue, If any previous printer stuck in spool and you try another¬† one it can’t printer until previous printer doesn’t clean or print. How to clean the print spool Queue?

Solution

We have to clean the print spool queue manually. Follow the steps mentioned below and learn how to clean it.

1. Automatic Fixit

Download the Automatic Fixit and run it normally. Your printer spool queue will be cleaned.

Clean print spool Queue

Printer_Spooler_Queue_Cleaner

Click here to download Print Spooler Repair Tool

2. Batch file Commands

net stop spooler
del /F /q  %SYSTEMROOT%\system32\spool\PRINTERS\*.*
net start spooler

3. Fixit myself manually

Solution 1

  1. Stop the Print spooler service in command line
    • Click on start and expand allprograms and then got to “accessories” here you will see command prompt, right click on command prompt and then choose the option “run as Administrator“,¬† a black command line will be opened.
    • Now type the following command in the command line
    • Net stop spooler
  2. Delete the files which are in spool>>printers folder
    • Open this following path
    • c:\windows\system32\spool\printers
    • Then delete all the files which are located in spool>>printers folder.
  3. Startthe print spooler service in command line.
    • Click on start and expand allprograms and then got to “accessories” here you will see command prompt, right click on command prompt and then choose the option “run as Administrator“, a black command line will be opened.
    • Start>>Allprograms>>Accessories>>Command Prompt.exe
    • Now type the following command in the command line
    • Net start spooler

Solution 2

  1. Stop the Print spooler service in services page
    • Do right click on mycomputer icon and then click on manage, a windows will be opened, now find and click on services & application then click on services now in the right pane you will see print spooler service now click twice on that (Double click) and then click on STOP button.
  2. Delete the files which are in spool>>printers folder
    • Open this following path
    • C:\windows\system32\spool\printers
    • Delete all the files which are located in spool>>printers folder.
  3. Startthe service in services page
    • Do right click on mycomputer icon and then click on manage, a windows will be opened, now find and click on services & application then click on services now in the right pane you will see print spooler service now click twice on that (Double click) and then click on START button.
    • clean Print queue

 

That’s it

8 Comments
  1. Doug says

    Wow. Amazing. This manual technique would take ten or more minutes. Where’s my Mac …

    1. dave says

      At least there is a manual way to fix things, MACs are more like disposables. Don’t get me wrong disposable have there place such as diapers. If these steps take you more than a minute, then I recommend you stick to a MAC with its one button.

  2. Yndalecio says

    Need help

    1. Techexpert says

      Please tell me about your issue. We’ll help you.

  3. dave says

    No matter who logs into this one computer, they get garbled print outs to every printer on the network. No one else logged into other computers has this problem.
    So far we have virus scanned the computer (Norton and Malwarebytes) including root kit, re-created her profile, reinstalled the printers, manually cleared her print spooler. Don’t know what else to try.

  4. Guirlande says

    Thank you very much. Your tool is great. It allowed me to solve troubles caused by Windows on my old version printer.

  5. Steve Jones says

    No files to delete, stopping, restarting spooler still does not clear deleting print file job, none of the above works!

    1. Techexpert says

      Have you tried method 2 from the above steps (cmd commands)? You need to run method 2 commands into CMD command line. Please try it and let us know with the results.

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