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Access is Denied: Unable to Remove Printer

Description

 This article will show you how to delete a printer when you get an Access is Denied: Unable to remove device error message.

Error Message

 

Error:

Access is denied, unable to remove device

Resolution

  1. Stop the print spooler service
  2. Press the Windows key and “R”
    windows key and r
  3. Type: “regedit”
    run-regedit
  4. Navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Printers\Connections
    regedit-connections
  5. Right click the printer and select “Delete”
    del-printer
  6. Start the print spooler back up
Updated on September 16, 2017

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