How to View or Clear Print Queue on Windows 11

This article will tell you how to view or clear print queue if you are using Windows 11. Before the printer works, all items you want to print will go to the print queue.  If you want to know the print queue, you can check them by a few clicks.

Microsoft brings users a brand-new system Windows 11, which gives better experience for windows users. At the same time, users need some time to be familiar with this new system. Sometimes, you may encounter the problem that nothing is printing even you’ve already sent the items to the printer. In this case, you are recommended to view print queue to make sure they go to the print queue and are ready to be printed. To view or clear print queue in Windows 11 may be a little different from Windows 10. Don’t worry, it is also very easy, just continue below.

View Print Queue on Windows 11

1 Click on the Start icon, then hit on Settings.

2 Click Bluetooth & devices and then choose Printers & scanner on the right pane.

View print queue via settings

3 Next, click the printer with print job from the list on the right side.

Select printer

4 Select Open print queue to see print queue of this printer.

Open print queue
Open-print queue

Then, the print queue windows will appear on your screen and you can check what is printing.

In some cases, you may want to clear the print queue in Windows 11 except for view print queue in Windows 11 when you send incorrect items to print or suddenly just want to cancel the print job. Clearing print queue in Windows 11 is the same easy as viewing print queue, let’s check the steps below.

Clear Print Queue on Windows 11

1 Click on the Start icon, search for services and choose Services from the search results.

2 Locate the Print Spooler, right-click on it and select Stop.

Stop Print Spooler

3 Right-click on Start button, click on file explorer, next type C:\Windows\System32\Spool\PRINTERS in the address bar and press enter. 

4 Click on Continue button if you get a prompt that says you don’t have permission to access this folder.

5 After opening the folder, select all files under this folder and then delete them all.

Open file explorer

6 Then, go back to Print Spooler and right-click on it, hit on Start.

Start Print Spooler

That is how to clear print queue on Windows 11.

After reading this article, you can easily view or clear print queue on your Windows 11. Just as you see, there are a few simple steps to help you check your print queue if your sent print jobs but printing is not working or if you want to stop print jobs, you can easily clear the print queue.


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