Removing the Printer Driver

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Created: by Former ITECS Employee // Last Modified: by mgandhi


  1. Go to  Print Management.  Note: You can also access print management by searching “printmanagement.msc” in Start menu
  2. Under the Custom Filters folder, go to the All Printers folder, and locate the printer that you want to remove. Right-click the printer name and select Delete.
  3. Then, go to the All Drivers folder and find the driver of the printer that you have deleted.
  4. Right-click the driver and select Remove Driver Package. This should uninstall the printer driver.


  1. Click the Apple logo at the top of the screen and select System Preferences.
  2. Select Print & Scan in the Hardware section. A list of printers with drivers installed on your computer will appear on the left side of the Print & Scan window.
  3. Click the printer you want to remove from the computer to highlight it.
  4. Click the “” button below the list of printers to remove the printer information from the list.
  5. Close the Print & Scan window.
  6. Click the Finder icon in the dock and select your hard drive in the menu on the left side of the window.
  7. Navigate to Library  Printers → PPDs → Contents → Resources. A list of all the printer drivers on your Mac will appear.
  8. Click and drag the name of your printer model’s driver into the trash can in your dock.
  9. Press and hold the Control button on your keyboard while clicking the trashcan icon in the dock, and select Empty Trash.

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