Windows 7 & Vista – Clear a ‘Stuck / Hung’ Printer Queue

If you have a long list of hung print jobs in Windows 7 or Vista, you can clear the print queue easily by using these steps.

1. Click Start.

2. Type Command.

3. Right-click Command Prompt and select Run as administrator.

4. Type net stop spooler then press Enter.

5. Type del %systemroot%\System32\spool\printers\* /Q then press Enter.

6.  Type net start spooler then press Enter.

The print queue on your Windows 7/Vista system should now be cleared. Type exit and pressEnter to exit the command window.

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  • Malcolm Shertz

    Excellent thank you!! was looking how to fix this!!

  • Jacob Finell

    Worked brilliantly thank you

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