How to Delete Pending Print Jobs

Pending Print Jobs may create problems sometimes. If you have a long list of files to print and most of them had some errors, the Pending Print Jobs will be an irritation. These temporary jobs are called “print spools.” Once you cancel any print job, Windows will automatically remove from the spool. But in some cases, due to any errors or other problems, Windows may not be able to remove them from the queue. Those jobs will display a message “Deleting” and will remain there until you manually remove it.

So, in this article on How to delete pending print jobs, you will find the complete steps to remove pending print jobs in your PC.

How to Delete Pending Print Jobs

  1. Open Notepad.
  2. Type the following commands into the Notepad window
    net stop spoolerdel %systemroot%\system32\spool\printers\*.shddel %systemroot%\system32\spool\printers\*.splnet start spooler
    This will manually delete the print spool files.
  3. Now, in the Notepad click on “File,” then choose “Save As.”
    Note: Save the name of the newly created file as “DeletePrintJobs.cmd” in the C:\ drive.
  4. Now open the Run command window by pressing Win+R keys together.
  5. In the Run command box, type “C:\DeletePrintJobs.cmd” and click Ok. It will run the created program to clear the Print queue and will close automatically when finished.

That’s all you have to do to Delete Pending Print Jobs. Save the code for deleting stuck print jobs in future.


Muhammed Swalih is a Blogger by profession who also has a great taste in Web Development, SEO, Graphic Designing, etc.

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