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    How do I COMPLETELY remove a printer in Win10

    by dak1220 ·

    Frequently, when I send a print job, it hangs up. (That’s a problem in itself, but let’s move on.) But when I go into the Control Panel to delete the document and try again, the document won’t delete. I end up having to remove that printer and reinstall it, and then the document will print on the “new” printer.

    But the next time I print something, when I’m looking at the Print page of my Office app, if I click on the printer choices, the printer I removed is still showing as a choice, still with that document hung up in it. Also, the printer I removed earlier. And the printer before that. So, how do I completely remove those phantom printers that do not appear on the Devices and Printers page in my Control Panel, but show up on the Print page of my Microsoft Office apps?

    I’m guessing I should remove the printer as usual, but then go into the application files, find any printer files connected to the removed printer, and manual delete everything relating to that printer. Is that right? If so, how do I locate those files?

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