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Clear Print Queue Command Line Style

Posted On 2009-07-25 by dwirch
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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
    del \%systemroot\%\System32\spool\printers\* /Q
    net start spooler

The print queue on your Windows 7/Vista system should now be cleared. Type exit and press Enter to exit the command window. The first line stops the spooler, the second line removes the print jobs from the queue, and the third line restarts the spooler service.


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