How to Remove a Printer Driver on Mac

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How to Remove a Printer Driver on Mac
Remove unused printer drivers from your Macintosh computer. (folder icon. (with clipping path) image by Andrey Zyk from

Whenever you connect a printer to your Macintosh computer the printer will install drivers which allows it to be used on your computer. When uninstalling printers from your Macintosh computer you must also manually remove printer drivers that may be left behind after the uninstallation. If left on your computer, the unused printer drivers eventually take up valuable hard drive space. Once deleted from the Library section on your hard drive, be sure to erase them from your computer.

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  1. 1

    Click the "Finder" icon on your screen's dock, and click the "Macintosh HD" icon located under the Devices section in the Finder's sidebar.

  2. 2

    Double-click the "Library" icon to open the folder, and double-click the "Printers" folder.

  3. 3

    Locate the printer's folder you wish to delete in the window, and drag the folder to the Trash icon on the screen's dock. Alternatively, click the folder you wish to delete, click "File" at the top of the screen and select "Move to Trash" from the drop-down menu.

  4. 4

    Click "Finder" at the top of the screen, and select "Empty Trash" from the drop-down menu to remove the files from your hard drive. Click "Empty Trash" on the dialogue box to confirm the action. Click "Secure Empty Trash" from the drop-down list to permanently delete the files.

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