How to Clear Print Queue? Fix Stuck Print Queue Quickly!

Clearing the print queue is too simple. Follow my steps below and you’ll be able to clear all the stuck print jobs from the print queue instantly.

Clearing Print Queue in Windows

  1. Open Command Prompt as an administrator.
  2. Copy-paste these lines one after another and you’re done.
  3. net stop spooler
  4. del %systemroot%\System32\spool\printers\* /Q
  5. net start spooler
  6. exit

Clearing Print Queue in Mac

  1. Open System Preferences.
  2. Then, open Printers & Scanners.
  3. Press Ctrl + Click on the empty area on left side.
  4. Reset the printing system.
  5. If prompted, enter your system’s password.
  6. That’s all.
  7. Unlike Windows, do note that you need to reinstall your printer on Mac once you reset the printing system.

See how easily we cleared the stuck print jobs from the print queue. Do let me know if you need any assistance. I will reply to you ASAP.

Meet Deependra Pangeni, the printer expert and founder of With a background in Computer Engineering and a huge collection of printers, Deependra knows all about printing. He shares his how-to guides, solutions and tips on to help everyone print perfectly.

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