2 Ways to Completely Uninstall a Printer on Your Mac

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Clare Weaver
Last updated: Sep 16, 2022

Summary: From this blog post, you will get to know 2 ways to completely uninstall a printer from a Mac.

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

Don’t know what to do? Keep reading to learn 2 easy ways.

2 Ways to Completely Uninstall a Printer on Your Mac

How to Delete a Printer from Your Mac

Before uninstalling a printer, you should remove it from your printer list.

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

How to Manually Uninstall Printer Drives on Your Mac

The steps above only remove the printer from your printer list, it’s actually still on your drive. To completely uninstall it, you also need to delete its driver software. If you want to do this manually, follow these steps:

  1. Open the Finder from the Dock.

  2. Click Applications in the sidebar, locate the printer driver, and drag it to the Trash.

    Manually Uninstall Printer Driver on 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 Printer Driver Leftovers on Mac
  1. Empty your Trash.

How to Quickly Delete Printer Drivers from Your Mac

As you can see, manually removing a printer driver from your 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 can help you uninstall unwanted printer drivers with one click.

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

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

The Bottom Line

Now you have learned 2 ways to completely uninstall a printer from your Mac. Which method do you prefer? Do you have any better way to recommend?

By the way, BuhoClenaner can do more than just delete apps. It can also clean up your Mac and keep your Mac running at amazing speed. Go ahead and try it yourself.