2 Ways to Completely Remove Printer from Mac

A result: In this blog post, you can learn 2 ways to completely disable printer from Mac.

If you no longer need the old printer because you have a new one, it is recommended that you remove the old printer from your Mac. Doing so will not only free up space on your Mac, but also prevent conflicts and other potential problems caused by different drivers.

Don’t know what to do? Read on to learn 2 easy ways.

2 ways to completely remove a printer from your Mac

How to Delete a Printer from a Mac

Before installing a printer, you must remove it from the list of printers.

  1. Click the Apple menu and select System Preferences.
  2. Click Printers and Scanners, and you’ll see all the printers connected to your Mac.
  3. Select the printer you want to remove and press the Minus (-) button.
Delete the printer from the Mac

How to manually delete printer drivers from your Mac

The above steps only remove the printer from the list of printers, it is actually still on your drive. To remove it completely, you must also uninstall its driver software. If you want to do it manually, follow these steps:

  1. Open the Finder from the Dock.

  2. Click Applications on the sidebar, find the printer driver, and drag it to the Trash.

    Manually uninstall the printer driver from your Mac

  3. Click the Go menu in the Finder and select Go to Folder.

  4. Check the folders listed below and move the files associated with the printer driver software to the Trash.

    • ~/Library/Cache
    • ~/Library/Preferences
    • ~/Library/Logs
    • ~/Library/Application Support
    • ~/Library/Containers
    • ~/Library/Printers
Remove leftover printer drivers from your Mac
  1. Empty your trash.

How to Quickly Uninstall Printer Drivers from Mac

As you can see, manually uninstalling a printer driver from a Mac can be tedious and time-consuming. However, with BuhoCleaner at your disposal, you can save a lot of time and effort.

BuhoCleaner is one of the best app uninstallers designed for Mac users. It helps you to remove unnecessary printer drivers with one click.

Here’s how to uninstall a printer driver with BuhoCleaner:

  1. Download, install and launch BuhoCleaner.
  2. Click the App Uninstaller button and then you will see all the apps installed on your Mac.
  3. Find the printer driver you want to uninstall, select it, and click Uninstall.
Quickly Uninstall Printer Driver on Mac with BuhoCleaner

The Bottom Line

Now you have learned 2 ways to completely disable printer from Mac. Which method do you prefer? Do you have a better way to suggest it?

By the way, BuhoClenaner can’t just delete apps. It can also clean your Mac and make your Mac run at amazing speed. Go and try it yourself.

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