One can see previously queued print jobs in the queue of the printer. Although, it does not have a log of all recently printed print jobs. If you wish to view the history of all print jobs in Windows, then it is important for you to enable logging in to the Event Manager's print service folder.
You can only view the print history in the Event Manager after you enable logging. All you have to do is to launch Devices and Printers and then launch the print queue for a particular printer.
Step 1: Press the Windows key to launch the Start Menu and then enter Run. After that, you must press Enter. Then, Delete the text that shows up in the field right next to "Open".
Step 2: Enter "eventvwr.msc" in the field that is given right after "Open". After that, select "Ok" to launch Event Viewer.
Step 3: Choose Applications and Services Logs and then go to Microsoft. After that, select Print Service. The Print Service folder has operational and administrative controls in Windows.
Step 4: Go to the Operational and then right-click on it. After that, select Enable Log. The command allows "logging of future print jobs" and you can view it by going back to the folder of PrintService in the Event Viewer.
Step 1: First of all, press Windows to launch the Start menu and then enter "Devices and Printers". After that, select "Devices and Printers" from the results appearing before you. On your Windows 8.1, select "Settings" and then enter "Devices and Printers".
Step 2: Right-click your printer device so you can see print jobs and then choose the option of "See what's printing". The Windows of the print queue will open up for a selected printer.
Step 3: Now, view the print jobs queued in the list of print jobs. This list has previously queued print jobs that haven't been completed yet.