Clearing Windows 7 Print Spool
Windows 7 and my inkjet printer don’t always get along. When they start giving each other the silent “treatment”, I’m occasionally forced to restart my computer so I can print documents.
I cobbled this batch file together from various sources online. It works about half the time.
echo Stopping print spooler.
net stop spooler
echo Erasing Temporary Junk Printer Documents
del /Q /F /S %systemroot%\System32\Spool\Printers\*.*
echo Starting print spooler.
net start spooler
If you’ve never made a batch file, copy the code above into a plain text editor and save the file to your Windows folder with the extension .bat
To use, call the file from the Run… command in the Windows menu.