How to Check the Print History of a Computer

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How to Check the Print History of a Computer
Access the print history in a few steps. (dun cat - printer image by Maria Brzostowska from

For every device you have installed in your computer, most operating systems maintain a log of events including system errors, change of drivers, and device's recent history, among other things. Checking the print history in your computer will consist of accessing the specific utility that allows you to view these logs.

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    Access the System Information utility. Click on the "Start" menu, then "All Programs" and mouse-over "Accessories."

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    Mouse-over "System Tools" and select "System Information" from the drop-down menu. The "System Information" window opens up. Note: an alternate method of accessing the System Information utility is by typing "msinfo32.exe" at the command prompt (Start menu and click Run).

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    Expand the "Software Environment" category on the left pane.

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    Click on "Print Jobs" from the list of options. You will see the print jobs that are currently in your print queue on the right pane.

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    Check the print history by scrolling through the logs. Check all the necessary columns as necessary. The list of columns include: Document, Size, Owner, Status, Time Submitted and more.

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    Access the System Preferences either from the icon located on your dock or through a quick search in Finder.

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    Click on the "Print & Fax" icon under the "Hardware" section.

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    Select a printer from the list, if applicable, and click on "Open Print Queue." This will display the print history.

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