2 Ways to Completely Uninstall a Printer on Your Mac

Clare Phang
Last updated: Oct 30, 2023

In this blog post, you will learn two methods to completely uninstall a printer from your Mac.

Printers have long been an essential part of our digital lives, allowing us to bring our virtual creations into the tangible world. However, as technology advances and we upgrade our hardware, the need to uninstall old printers from our Mac computers becomes inevitable.

Removing these outdated devices not only helps free up valuable storage space but also ensures that your system remains free from potential driver conflicts and performance issues.

In this article, we'll explore two effective methods for completely uninstalling printers from your Mac, providing you with the knowledge and tools to keep your printing experience smooth and clutter-free.

2 Ways to Completely Uninstall a Printer on Your Mac

How to Delete a Printer from Your Printer List on Mac

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

  1. Click the Apple menu and select System Settings.
  2. Click Printers & Scanners, and you will see all the printers connected to your Mac.
  3. Select the printer you want to remove and click the Remove Printer button.
Delete a Printer from a Mac

How to Manually Uninstall Printer Drivers on Your Mac

The steps above only remove the printer from your printer list; it is 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 Finder from the Dock.

  2. Click Applications in the sidebar,

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    locate the printer driver, and drag it to the Trash.
    Manually Uninstall Printer Driver on Mac
  3. Click the Go menu in 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.

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

  1. Download, install, and launch BuhoCleaner.
  2. Click on App Uninstaller, and 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 that you've learned two methods to completely uninstall a printer from your Mac, which one do you prefer? Do you have any other recommendations?

By the way, BuhoCleaner not only deletes apps but can also clean up your Mac and enhance its performance. Feel free to give it a try.

Clare Phang has been captivated by the world of Apple products since the launch of the iconic iPhone in 2007. With a wealth of experience, Clare is your go-to source for iPhone, iPad, Mac, and all things Apple.