Removing stuck print jobs with Windows XP

If you have a print job that is stuck in the queue even after you have tried to cancel it. You will first need to remove any other pending print jobs until you are left with just the problem ones.

Your spool directory located at


Will now contain files like these:


There will be two files for each remaining print job. Just delete these and reboot. Your print queue will now be cleared.

Last updated: 02/05/2005