How To Check The History Of Your Printed Documents In Windows 10

Introduction

 
A simple feature in the Windows family is to enable and check the history of your printed documents. We can also use this feature in Windows 10 to enable and check the history of printed documents as well. The user can enable and check the history of the printed documents using the event viewer tool and also by using printer properties.
 
Whatever is printed, the history of that document will be automatically cleared after completion of the printing process, but the user can enable the settings 'to keep documents history' and the user can also come to know who has used his printer to print a document without his permission.
 
This tutorial will show you various ways on how to enable and check the history of your printed documents in Windows 10.
 

Method 1 - By using the Event Viewer

 
To enable the long-term history of your printed documents using event viewer, follow the given instructions.
 
Step 1
 
Press "Window + X" key or Right-click on Start Menu.
 
Step 2
 
Click on the Event Viewer.
 
Step 3
 
Navigate the following: Applications and Services Logs > Microsoft > Windows > PrintService.
 
navigate
 
Step 4
 
Double-click on the "PrintSevice" option and you will see two options there.
 
double-click
 
Step 5
 
Right-click on the "Operational" option and then select the "Properties" option.
 
right click on operational
 
Step 6
 
"Log Properties - Operational (Type: Operational)" window will appear on the screen and then select the checkbox of "Enable Logging" then click on the Apply button.
 
check mark
 

Check the History of Printed Documents in Event Viewer

 
When you enable the history of your printer, then you can access it any time using event viewer by following the given instructions.
 
Step 1
 
Open the "Event Viewer" window and navigate the following: Applications and Services Logs > Microsoft > Windows > PrintService > Operational.
 
Step 2
 
Under the "PrintService", double-click on the "Operational" option.
 
for viewing a history
 
In the "operational" window, the history of printed documents will be shown in a list. You can check the date and time and task category of the printing as well.

Method 2 - Using Settings

 
Step 1
 
From the Start menu, select Settings.
 
Step 2
 
Select "Devices".
 
select devices
 
Step 3
 
Click on "Printers & scanners".
 
click on printers and scanners
 
Step 4
 
Click on the printer name that is installed in your system and then click on "Open queue".
 
click on the already installed printer
 
Step 5
 
In the Printer tab, click on the "Properties" option.
 
click on properties option
 
Step 6
 
Under the "Advanced" tab, checkmark the "keep printed documents" option and then click on the Apply button.
 
checkmark
 

Conclusion

 
By following any of the above methods, you can enable and check the history of your printed documents in Windows 10.
 
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