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Windows 10: Clear A Print Spooler Error

Saturday, November 5th, 2016 by | Filed Under: Printing Help, Windows 10
 
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Print spooler errors are frustrating. They interfere with printing and it’s really hard to tell just what’s causing them.  First, check your PC to see if you have any unnecessary drivers installed on their from printers that you no longer use. To see what printers are installed on your Windows 10 PC, just type Devices and Printers into your search box and click on the results.

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If you see an unnecessary printer, select it and then right-click.

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Choose Remove device from the drop-down menu.

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Now let’s clear the spooler files. Go to you start menu and type Services.msc in the search box. Click on the result.

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When the window below opens, scroll down until you find Printer Spooler in the list and double-click on it.

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Click Stop and then choose OK.

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Now, go to File Explorer and Open C:\Windows\System32\spool\PRINTERS.  Open the PRINTERS folder and Delete all files.  Now unplug the printer from your PC.

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Go back to Services and start the Printer Spooler service again and click OK.

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Hopefully that can help with the problem.

~ Cynthia

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One Response to “Windows 10: Clear A Print Spooler Error”

  1. Ford Business Machines says:

    Very informative, thanks for sharing!

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