How to clear Windows print queue

Sometimes, the print queue can become bogged down with multiple tasks, while simultaneously not completing those tasks. This process will clear the queue and hopefully fix the issues

Prerequisites: A Windows PC

Difficulty Level: Member • Nerd • Platypus

Estimated Time: 2 - 5 minutes

Expected Outcome: All print jobs will be removed from the print queue

Tools Required: A Windows PC with a printer connected Screen Shot 2020-03-27 at 5.00.45 PM-1

Steps to Perform 

  1. Click on the start button in the bottom left corner of the screen and click on Settings
  2. Click on Devices
  3. On the left side of the windows click on Printers & Scanners
  4. Select your printer from the list of printers and click Print queue
  5. Click on Printer then from the drop down menu click Cancel All Documents