How to clear Printer Queue Windows 11 [Steps]

How to clear Printer Queue in Windows 11:

In this article, we are going to discuss on How to clear Printer Queue Windows 11. You will be guided with easy steps/methods to do so. Let’s starts the discussion.

‘Printer Queue’: Printer Queue is designed to help you to decide which order the printing jobs are given attention. This also provides you to handle the print operations like pauses or stop any print jobs. Sometimes, you must have observed that print command is stuck and printer is not able to execute the print command. This issue indicates your printing job in your Windows 10/11 computer is stuck and your printer is unable to execute print command.

This problem is usually occurred due to overloaded Printer Queue. In such case, you can try to fix the issue by clearing the printer queue in Windows PC, and then retry to execute the print command again, and check if it works. Clearing printer queue will clear all printing jobs processes from Printer Queue, and this will defiantly work toward resolving printing job problems as well. Let’s go for steps to clear Printer Queue.

How to clear Printer Queue Windows 11?

Stop Printer Spooler Service:

Step 1: Press ‘Windows + R’ keys on keyboard, type ‘Services.msc’ in ‘Run’ window and hit ‘Ok’ button to open ‘Services’ app

Step 2: Find and right-click on ‘Printer Spooler’ service, and select ‘Stop’ to stop the service

Clear Printer Queue:

Step 3: Now, open ‘File Explorer’ and navigate to following path


Step 4: Click ‘Continue’ if asked for confirmation.

Step 5: In the opened folder, select all files/folders and press ‘SHIFT + DELETE’ to delete them permanently

Restart Printer Spooler service:

Step 6: Now, Services window again, right-click on ‘Printer Spooler’ service and select ‘Start’ to start the service, and then close ‘Services’ window, and File Explorer window.

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