Reset Print Queue

Windows uses a feature called "Print Spooling" to increase the speed of sending multiple print jobs or multi-page print jobs to the printer. When you click print, Windows sends a print job to the "Job Queue", a list of everything to be printed. Sometimes, the queue gets stuck, preventing the next print job from starting.

To clear and reset the queue, follow these simple steps, or try out my utility here - v1.0.6

supports Windows Vista, 7, 8 & 10 32-bit & 64-bit

To install:

1. Download utility from above link or from the Downloads page

2. double click the downloaded file to install

3. Check your desktop for "Clear Print Spool" shortcut icon

4. double click the shortcut to run the utility and clear your spool automatically

  • Migrated from self-extracting exe installer to Installshield installer. This fixes installation issues with systems that have permissions restrictions.
  • Updated text output to reflect previous changes
  • Utility now also requests administrator permissions to ensure all stuck jobs will be cleared, even on machines with permission restrictions
  • Added new icon
  • installer now requests administrator privileges
  • Automated installation
  • Added support for 32-bit Windows
  • Fixed small bugs
  • added messages in program to inform users whats happening
  • Initial release

To clear the queue manually:

1. Click start

2. In the search bar, type cmd, right click and run as administrator

3. In the cmd box, type net stop spooler and press enter

4. Open file explorer

5. Navigate to C:\windows\system32\spool\printers

6. Inside this folder will be all the stuck print jobs. Highlight all of them and delete, skip any warnings

7. Go back to the cmd box, type net start spooler and press enter

Now try to print a card. If these steps didn't work, you may be affected by a different issue. Please call us at 1866-458-6999 or try the chat box at the bottom right to talk directly to our support staff.

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