How To Clear Printer Memory In Windows 10

How To Clear Printer Memory In Windows 10?

If you need to clear your printer's memory, then restarting the printer will reset and clear the active print jobs in the print queue. You can also turn off and unplug your printer from the power source, let the printer be idle for a couple of minutes, and then plug the printer into the power socket. This will fully clear the memory completely. Usually, when the paper gets jammed on the printer and if the user keeps on clicking the print button, the printer memory will get filled as Windows keeps on storing each print command. Therefore, we’ll discuss how to clear printer memory in Windows 10.

Clearing Printer Memory Through Control Panel

  • You can clear the printer memory through the Control Panel window as well as the Command Prompt. The steps involved in these processes are as follows.
  • On your Windows 10 computer, right-click on the Start icon. A pop-up window opens up with many options.
  • Click on Control Panel from the available options. The Control Panel window opens up.
  • Now, go to the search bar, which is present on the topmost right of the window.
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  • Type printers and press the Enter key. Now click on View devices and printers under Devices and Printers.
  • Once the printer is installed on your Ubuntu computer, try to print a test page.
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  • Right-click on your printer’s icon and you will see a pop-up dialog box.
  • Click on the See what’s printing option.
  • A different dialog box opens up with all your previous print jobs.
  • Go to the Printer menu and click Cancel All Documents to clear all your previous print jobs.
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Clearing Printer Memory Through Command Prompt

  • Type Command prompt on your Windows search bar.
  • Right-click on the command prompt and select the Run as administrator option.
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  • Once your command prompt opens, type net stop spooler and press the Enter key.
  • Now, type del %systemroot%\system32\spool\printers\* /Q, and press the Enter key.
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  • You can also copy the above command and paste it in the Command Prompt.
  • Finally, type net start spooler and press Enter.
  • You can see the message, The Print Spooler service was started successfully. Now, You are successfully know how to clear printer memory in Windows 10 computer.