How to Clear the Print Spooler

Sending jobs to the printer and nothing is printing?  You may have jobs jammed up in the print queue.  If you cannot clear them, this manual process can be followed.  It’s very simple and takes just a couple minutes.

  1. Click Start then type in services.msc
  2. Scroll down to the Print Spooler service.  Right click on it and left click Stop.
  3. Right click Computer and left click Explore to open Windows Explorer
  4. Under Computer, click on C drive, then click on the Windows subfolder, then the System32 subfolder, then the Spool subfolder, then the Printers subfolder
  5. Delete the entire contents of this Printers subfolder
  6. Go back to the services list and right click on Print Spooler and left click Start