Removing Printer Drivers to save HD space?!

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  1. MacLovin611 macrumors newbie

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    How can I uninstall the Leopard printer drivers that it initially installed? I've heard this hogs up around 2.5 gigs of HD space! Where can I find them on the HD? or is there a program that does it automatically? Any help would be appreciated...thanks!
     
  2. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus

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    They will be in here /System/Library/Printers
     
  3. MacLovin611 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    so i checked that folder, and there's only a few files in it adding up to about 3 MBs...does that mean that it never installed initially? or that they might be somewhere else?
     
  4. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus

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    Sorry safari quit on me before i had finished the post, they should be in one of these places, can't quite remember which one in particular

    /Library/Printers - think it is this one
    /Users/username/Library/Printers
    /System/Library/Printers
     
  5. iSaint macrumors 603

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    That's correct. I deleted several folders and opened up at least two gig, if not more.
     
  6. GSMiller macrumors 68000

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    If you happen to remove these drivers and you buy one of the printers which requires one of them can you get that particular one back through software update?
     
  7. webgoat macrumors 6502a

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    i've seen other posts claiming this is possible... worst case scenario you could always reinstall the printers drivers from the leopard install disc
     
  8. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus

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    or the manufacturers website.
     
  9. theman macrumors 6502a

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    it had all the printer drivers except the one for my printer....

    when i installed leopard i just decided not to install them. when i first ran software update, it found the drivers for my printer and installed them, cool! I was planning on just downloading them from Canon's site.
     

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