How To Uninstall Your Printer On Mac In Five Steps

If you need to uninstall your printer on Mac, follow these five steps.

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Introduction

If you’re no longer using a printer, you can remove it from your Mac to free up some space. Here’s how to do it in five easy steps.

What You Will Need

Uninstalling a printer on Mac can be done in a few different ways. The most common way is to use the “Remove” feature in the Print & Fax pane of System Preferences. However, this method does not actually delete the printer from your system. If you want to completely remove the printer, you will need to use the Terminal application.

To fully uninstall your printer on Mac, you will need:
-The Terminal application
-Your administrator password

Once you have gathered everything you need, follow the steps below to uninstall your printer on Mac.

Uninstalling the Printer Driver

Before you can uninstall the printer driver, you need to make sure that there are no pending print jobs. To do this, open the “Printer Queue” window. You can find this window by going to “System Preferences” and then “Printers & Scanners.” Once you have opened the “Printer Queue” window, click on the “Resume Printing” button. If there are no pending print jobs, you will see a message that says, “No documents waiting to print.”

Now that you have confirmed that there are no pending print jobs, you can go ahead and uninstall the printer driver. To do this, go to “System Preferences” and then click on “Printers & Scanners.” Right-click on the printer that you want to remove and select “Delete Printer.” You will be asked to confirm that you want to delete the printer. Click on the “Delete” button to confirm.

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Deleting the Printer from the Print & Fax List

If you’re no longer using a particular printer, you may want to uninstall it from your Mac to free up space. Here’s how to do it in five easy steps:

1. Open the System Preferences application by clicking on the icon in the Dock or by clicking on the Apple menu and selecting “System Preferences.”

2. Click on “Print & Fax” to open the Print & Fax preferences.

3. Click on the printer you want to delete in the list of printers on the left side of the Print & Fax preferences window.

4. Click on the “-” button at the bottom of the list of printers. This will remove the printer from the list.

5. Close the Print & Fax preferences window.

Resetting the Printing System

If you’re having issues with your printer, one of the first things you can try is resetting the printing system. This will remove all printers and scanners from your Mac, and add them back again. Here’s how to do it:

1) Open System Preferences by clicking the icon in the Dock or selecting System Preferences from the Apple menu.

2) Click on Printers & Scanners.

3) Click on the minus button at the bottom of the list of printers. This will remove all printers from your Mac.

4) Click on the plus button to add a new printer.

5) Your Mac should now be able to communicate with your printer and you should be able to print again.

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Conclusion

We hope you found this guide helpful! If you have any other questions about troubleshooting your printer, please feel free to reach out to us. In the meantime, happy printing!

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