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Remote Printing Output is Stuck in the Print Queue

On a Windows PC, clear the print spooler to clean out your queue.

  1. On the host, open the Run window by pressing the Windows key + R.
  2. In the Run window, type services.msc.

    Result: The Services window is displayed.

  3. In the details pane, click Print Spooler once.
  4. In the left pane, click Stop.
  5. Delete all files in the C:\Windows\System32\spool\PRINTERS folder.
  6. In the Services window left pane, click Start.
Results: The print spooler queue is now cleared. Print the file again.
Article last updated: 25 April, 2023