Cancelling print jobs the easy way

Today, I ran once again into the really frustrating problem of deleting print jobs in Windows: they don’t delete, no matter how much you click the button. However, thanks to the Microsoft Knowledge Base, I know have the answer:

1) Open a command prompt. On Windows XP, Start->Run, and type in cmd. On Vista and above, click Start, type cmd, and press Ctrl+Shift+Enter (start as Administrator)

2) Type the following:

net stop spooler
del %systemroot%\system32\spool\printers\*.shd
del %systemroot%\system32\spool\printers\*.spl
net start spooler

3) Close and reopen print queue windows. Voilà! You’re done!


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One Response to “Cancelling print jobs the easy way”

  1. ZMaster Says:

    Oooooh thank you so much. I used to have to restart the PC to do this… -____-

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