"Could not create print job" error in Windows 10

Method 1: Start the print service

The error is caused, in most cases, by the lack of access rights to the temporary print folder, by the incorrect operation of the printer drivers, but it can also be caused by a failure of the system service "Print spooler"..

  1. Open the service management snap-in by opening the quick command window by pressing the hotkey Win + R and run the command there services.msc.
  2. Find the service in the list "Print manager". and make sure it runs.
  3. If not, open its properties by double clicking, set the service startup type to "Automatic"., press the button "Run". and save the settings.

Method 2: Clear the print queue

An effective solution for a variety of printing errors, including print job creation errors. This method consists of delete the files temporary print jobs.

  1. Open the service management plugin as shown above, find the service in the list of services "Print manager". and stop it from the context menu.
  2. Ir a "Explorer". en C:\Windows\System32\spool\PRINTERS and delete from the folder "PRINTERS" all files with extensions SHD и SPL.
  3. Go back to the snap. "Services". and start the service "Print manager"..

Method 3: Reinstall the printer

If clearing the print queue doesn't help, uninstall and reinstall the printing device. You may also need to remove any remaining printer drivers and registry entries from your system.

    1. Open the application «Settings»Ir a "Devices"."Printers and scanners"select the problematic printer on the right and press the key «Delete device».
    2. Press the keys Win + Renter the window "Run". command printui /s /t2 and press "OKAY"..
    3. In the window that opens "Properties: Print Server" highlight the remote printer driver of the same name and press "Delete"..

    1. Confirm the action in the dialog by selecting the option "Delete driver and driver pack".

  1. Now open "Registry Editor"for which in the window "Run". enter a command regedit and press the Enter key.
  2. In the right column of the editor window, expand the branch HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Print\Printers, we will find in the last subsection (that is, in Printers.) with the name of your printer and delete it. If the folder does not exist, you do not need to do anything.

After performing these steps, restart your computer. The system will automatically detect the printer connected to the computer and install it.

Method 4: Permissions for the “TEMP” folder

One of the common causes of the error "Failed to create a print job" is that the user does not have full access to the system temp directory "Temp". Therefore, the issue can be resolved by getting full access rights to it.

  1. Go to folder C:\Windows, locate the directory in it "Temp." and open its properties from the context menu.
  2. Switch to tab "Security". and press the button "More".
  3. In the additional security options window that opens, click the link "Change". in front of the name of the current owner (the name may not appear).
  4. The Select User and Group dialog box appears, enter your username in the dialog box and click "OKAY"..
  5. In the above window, check the checkbox "Replace all permission records of the child object with those inherited from this object"Pulse "Enable inheritance" and save the settings.

If you are having trouble overriding permissions, you can use a third-party tool, such as the TakeOwnershipEx utility, downloaded from the manufacturer's website.

Download TakeOwnershipEx from the official website

It is very easy to use. After installing the utility, run it as administrator, click on the window that opens "Obtain access rights". and specify the path to the folder "Temp".

This will result in a message indicating that you have successfully obtained rights to the directory.