How to fix when you the error ‘You must be an administrator to delete this job’ when you can’t stop a print job
Printed a few items, a few couldn’t print. Went to stop the job so they didn’t get out of order and got the weirdest error message
‘Unable to delete (or pause) X, you must be an administrator to delete this job’
I am an administrator, and I really need to stop this job… so I just unplugged the printer.
Did some research and found a short-term emergency fix, and the solution.
Open Terminal and run the command
cancel -a -x
This will delete any print jobs.
Long term fix
Open Settings > Printers > Select the printer > Turn on ‘Share this printer on this network’
Using these you can tell your printer
Found both of these solutions in this Reddit thread.