Tips on how to Cancel Your Print Jobs Instantly!


Ever tried canceling a print job in Windows but feel like it takes forever before anything happens?  This is because Windows is unable to cancel print jobs while the temporary file created for the print job is still being used by the system.


You’ve got to stop the spoolsv.exe service in the Windows Task Manager, delete any outstanding print jobs in the C:\Windows\system32\spool\printers\ directory, restart the spoolsv.exe service, and then start printing again.

To simplify this process, simply create a batch program.

  • Run Notepad.exe and save the following 3 lines of code into C:\KillAllPrintJobs.bat
@net stop spooler
@del %windir%\system32\spool\printers\*.* /q /f
@net start spooler
  • Next, open Windows Explorer and look for KillAllPrintJobs.bat in C:\.
  • Right-click-drag this onto your desktop.
  • When you let go of the mouse button, select Create Shortcuts… to put the program icon on your desktop.

Now, whenever you need to cancel your print jobs, just double-click the KillAllPrintJobs icon from your desktop.

Published in: on March 18, 2010 at 6:40 pm  Comments (2)  

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