Devices Remove Printer in Windows 11


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If you have a printer added to the computer you no longer want installed, you can remove it.

This tutorial will show you how to remove a printer from your Windows 11 computer.


Contents





Option One

Remove Printer in Settings


1 Open Settings (Win+I).

2 Click/tap on Bluetooth & devices on the left side, and click/tap on Printers & scanners on the right side. (see screenshot below)

Open Printers & scanners settings

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3 Click/tap on the printer you want to remove. (see screenshot below)

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4 Click/tap on Remove. (see screenshot below)

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5 Click/tap on Yes to confirm. (see screenshot below)

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6 You can now close Settings if you like.




Option Two

Remove Printer in Print Management


Print Management is not available in the Windows 11 Home edition.


1 Open Print Management (printmanagement.msc).

2 Perform the following steps: (see screenshot below)
  1. Under Printer Servers in the left pane, click/tap on Printers under the local print server (ex: "BrinkW11") you want to remove the printer from.
  2. Select the printer you want to remove in the middle pane.
  3. Click/tap on More Actions in the right Actions pane.
  4. Click/tap on Delete.
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3 Click/tap on Yes to confirm. (see screenshot below)

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4 You can now close Print Management if you like.




Option Three

Remove Printer in Printers folder


1 Press the Win + R keys to open Run, copy and paste explorer shell:::{2227A280-3AEA-1069-A2DE-08002B30309D} into Run, and click/tap on OK to open the Printers folder.

2 Perform one of the following actions: (see screenshot below)
  • Select the printer you want to remove, and click/tap on Delete this printer on the toolbar.
  • Right click or press and hold on the printer you want to remove, and click/tap on Delete.
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3 Click/tap on Yes to confirm. (see screenshot below)

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4 You can now close the Printers folder if you like.




Option Four

Remove Printer in Device Manager


1 Open Device Manager (devmgmt.msc).

2 Perform the following actions: (see screenshot below)
  1. Expand open Print queues or Printers.
  2. Right click or press and hold on the printer you want to remove.
  3. Click/tap on Uninstall device.
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3 Click/tap on Uninstall to confirm. (see screenshot below)

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4 You can now close Device Manager if you like.




Option Five

Remove Printer using "Remove-Printer" command


1 Open Windows Terminal, and select Windows PowerShell.

2 Copy and paste the command below into PowerShell, and press Enter to see a list of all your printers. (see screenshot below step 3)

Get-Printer | Format-List Name

3 Make note of the printer name (ex: "HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477 PCL 6") you want to remove. (see screenshot below)

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4 Type the command below into PowerShell, and press Enter. (see screenshot below)

Remove-Printer -Name "Printer name"

Substitute Printer name in the command above with the actual name (ex: "HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477 PCL 6") of the printer from step 3 you want to remove.

For example: Remove-Printer -Name "HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477 PLC 6"


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5 You can now close PowerShell if you like.




Option Six

Remove Printer using "printui" command


1 Open Windows Terminal, and select either Windows PowerShell or Command Prompt.

2 Copy and paste the command below into Windows Terminal, and press Enter to see a list of all your printers. (see screenshot below step 3)

powershell "Get-Printer | Format-List Name"

3 Make note of the printer name (ex: "HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477 PCL 6") you want to remove. (see screenshot below)

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4 Type the command below into Windows Terminal, and press Enter. (see screenshot below)

printui.exe /dl /n "Printer name"

Substitute Printer name in the command above with the actual name (ex: "HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477 PCL 6") of the printer from step 3 you want to remove.

For example: printui.exe /dl /n "HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477 PLC 6"


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5 You can now close Windows Terminal if you like.


That's it,
Shawn Brink


 

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