An Engineers Notebook

How to clear a print queue that won’t clear

Sometimes the print queue won’t clear, even if your an administrator: try this…

1. Stop the print spooler
2. Delete the files in %systemroot%System32spoolprinters
3. Start the spooler

This can be scripted as:

net stop spooler

del %systemroot%System32spoolprinters* /Q /F /S

net start spooler

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