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How to Cancel or Delete a Stuck Print Job on Windows

Sometimes when you want to print a document, it often happens that the document is stuck in the printer queue, thus blocking other documents that want to be printed. Here's how to fix it.

Cleaning and restarting the print spooler, the software that manages the documents, can fix this print problem. But if that fails, you may need to cancel one or more of the documents in the print queue and see what happens.

This method works on Windows Vista, 7, 8, and 10.


Clear and Restart Print Spooler

To remove and restart the Print Spooler, you must first stop the Print Spooler Service. Click Start, type “Service,” and click Services app.


In the right pane, double click “Print Spooler” to open its properties window.


On the “General” tab, click the “Stop” button. You will be restarting the service later, so leave this window open.


Open File Explorer and browse to the following location, or you can directly copy and paste this text into the File Explorer address bar and press Enter:

%windir%\System32\spool\PRINTERS

Delete the contents of the entire folder by pressing Ctrl + A then the Delete key.


Delete the contents of the entire folder by pressing Ctrl + A then the Delete key.


Now, go back to the Service app properties window that you opened earlier and click “Start” to restart the Print Spooler service. Click "OK" to close the properties window and you can exit the Service app.


After you restart the Print Spooler Service, all the documents in your queue are immediately sent to the printer. And your document will start printing if everything goes well.


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