How to Enable Print History in Windows 10

Knowing how to access your print history can be extremely beneficial. You can double-check if you have already printed something, determine how many documents you print monthly for inventory purposes, or determine whether another user printed documents without your knowledge in a few simple steps.

There are several ways to check your computer’s print history in Windows 10, and we’ll go over them all in this guide. We’ll also show you how to enable print history logging in Windows 10.

The Steps to Activate the Print History

As previously stated, we can activate this feature in Windows 10 operating system to see everything we’ve printed. Because of it:

  1. The Windows 10 Event Viewer is launched. We can do this by typing Event Viewer into the taskbar’s search box.
  2. The options are displayed under Application logs.
  3. We expand the Microsoft> Windows> PrintService option.How to Enable Print History in Windows 10
  4. We select the Operative option by right-clicking it.
  5. We choose Properties.
  6. We navigate to the General tab in the window that appears.
  7. Select the Enable registration checkbox.How to Enable Print History in Windows 10 2
  8. Check the box If necessary, overwrite events.
  9. Select the Apply button.
  10. Accept the offer by clicking the Accept button.

We can also specify the maximum size of the print log in the General tab of the registry properties window. As we can see, the default size is 1028 KB.

In any case, once this is completed, we will have activated Windows 10’s printing history, and everything we print from then on will be recorded. Now, whenever we want to check the documents we’ve printed, we’ll have to reopen the Event Viewer and follow the steps outlined below.

It may appear difficult to enable your computer’s print history in Windows 10. However, if you follow the step-by-step instructions in this article, you’ll be done in a matter of minutes. Even if you can’t check all of your previously printed documents, you can monitor all future print jobs by enabling this feature.

Have you ever looked at your print history in Windows 10? Did you use any of the techniques described in this guide? Please share your thoughts in the comments section below.

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