cannot kill DOS print job

Posted on 2004-10-25
Last Modified: 2012-08-14
We accidentally started a 300 page print out from a DOS program.
Turning off the printer does not kill this job as Windows XP has the spooled file somewhere.
Does anyone know where I can find this file and delete it?
Question by:glenn_1984
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    Accepted Solution

    Look here:

    Stop the print spooler service (from command line, type "NET STOP SPOOLER")
    Then look here for files.  MOVE them to another folder (just in case - never delete always move (or rename)).
    Then type "NET START SPOOLER" to restart the printing services.
    Once you're satisfied everything's good, you can delete those files.
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    That did it .

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