Details to clear the print queue
What are the various ways to clear print queue? How can it help?
A print queue will display the information about the documents that are waiting to be printed which include the printing status, the document owner and the number of pages to be printed. You can use print queue to view, pause, resume, restart and cancel print jobs of your choice. This will save your time and resources. You can also make sure that you are going to print the right page you want to view before you print the documents that you need. A Print Queue Manager can control and manage the printing requests with the help of automatic and easy to use rules which will cover Printer Disaster Recovery and Printer Load Balancing, Print Broadcasting and full control of printers and print jobs remotely.
The need to clear the print queue and explain the ways to clear the print queue are discussed below:
- Need to clear the print queue
- Manual deletion of print queue
- Use Printer Flush
Need to clear the print queue
You might need to clear the print queue if you have selected the wrong document or maybe the incorrect printer was chosen by you. This need increases when a print error happens in organizations where you have a lot of documents to be printed every day. So unless you are sure you have the right document being printed, you can’t complete your work. So you might need to clear the print queue for completing the job without any error in case you have sent incorrect documents for printing.
Manual deletion of print queue
To start deleting the print queue manually you need to first go to Start and then go to Run and type 'services.msc' and press 'Enter'. Then you need to locate the service named 'Print Spooler' and then right click and select 'Stop'. Then you need to delete everything inside the specified folder, but you need to make sure that you don’t delete the printer folder, but only delete the content inside this folder. Then you need to select the services window and right click the 'Print Spooler' service again and right click and select 'Start'. Now refresh the queue and you will find the print queue is clear.
Printer Flush is a tool which will help you to clear the print queue. This is an easy tool to use and will take lees time to complete the process. You need not install the tool as it just needs to be downloaded and run in the system. This will be an ideal way if you find it difficult to perform the manual steps to clear the print queue.
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