How to clear the Print Queue in Windows 10

Description: This article will show you how to clear the print queue in Windows 10, which may solve issues with documents not printing. The print queue shows what documents have been sent from the computer to the printer. If nothing is printing, it may be because there is a previous document in queue that is running into an error. This can be cleared in Devices and Printers..

  1. To open Devices and Printers, press the Windows key on your keyboard and the letter R at the same time to open a Run window. Type control printers into the Run window and choose OK.
    Run window, control printers
  2. Once Devices and Printers is open it will show a list of all printers installed to this computer.
    Devices and Printers
  3. Select the printer you need to clear by right clicking on it and choose See what’s printing from the list.
    Printer, see what’s printing
  4. A properties window will open for the printer. Select the Printer menu and then choose Cancel All Documents. Now any queued documents will be cleared, and the next document sent to the printer will be the first in line.
    Printer Menu, Cancel All Documents

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