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There will be time when you need to cancel a print job and trying right-click and end the task won't do a thing, don't get frustrated you can try this,

 

 

1. Type services.msc in Windows start menu search bar and hit enter to open Services. Navigate down to Print Spooler. Rt click on this services and ‘Stop’ this service.

 

2. Next navigate to C:\Windows\System32\spool\PRINTERS folder and delete all the CONTENTS of this folder.

Now rt click again on the Print Spooler service and restart it.

 

3. You can copy-paste this commands and save it as prnt_flusher.bat for example and use it everytime you have problems again.

 

@echo off

echo Stopping print spooler.

echo.

net stop spooler

echo Erasing Temporary Junk Printer Documents

echo.

del /Q /F /S “%systemroot%\System32\Spool\Printers\*.*

echo Starting print spooler.

echo.

net start spooler

 

 

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