Many times the printer queue gets stuck and then it does not completes the print job. Many people have faced this problem and solving it can be a headache. Troubleshooting this problem is really not that easy. Sometimes even after repeatedly deleting the print task, it does not clears the print queue. The status may just show as “deleting” but it never ends and your document is just stuck in the print queue and thereby wasting your precious time. But don’t worry, here’s a small, portable and free utility that can help you clear the print queue in Windows.
Clearing/Deleting Print Queue in Windows
Restarting the computer can solve the problem but what if you need that print urgently? Restarting is not the right answer to solve this nagging problem. That’s where Print Queue Cleaner, a windows utility steps in. This is a portable, small utility and no installation is required. Just download, run and click on Fix it button to fix your printer related issues. This would instantly clear the print queue.
Note that this utility requires .NET Framework 2.0 and you’ll need to run it with administrator privileges. You would be surprised to know that this utility is just 32 KB in size. Its small but it can really save your time by deleting the print task instantly with just a single click.
The “Fix it” button clears the print queue that is stuck. The “Send a test page” button can send a testing page to a single printer and the “Test all printers” button can send a test page to every printer that is attached to your computer. This can help you know that the printer has started working and the issue is solved.
Of course after clearing out all print jobs with this tool, you’ll again need to hit the “Print” button in your program.
Download Print Queue Cleaner from below link.