uninstall printer software

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  1. shankara7 macrumors member

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    So I was up till 2:30 this morning, just purchased a HP M1217 MFP.
    So when trying to install the software I kept getting "must have admin privileges to install" or words to that effect.
    After force quitting it a couple of times and uninstalling it through the HP uninstall icon I noticed when I went to add through the printer & scan preference the HP printer was still listed under available printers.
    So my next cause of action I tried to go into Time Machine and bring it back to before I started this mess. I tried to restore the printer folder but got an error saying that I could not makes changes to said folder.
    So as of right now I'm lost and would be grateful for some help to get rid of HP software/drivers.
    Is Time Machine route the best solution or do I need to delete a specific folder?
    Sorry for being kinda of vague but being up till the early hours of the morning didn't help.
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    You can try the method below, which is used for uninstalling apps. It may help. The most effective method for complete app removal is manual deletion:
     
  3. shankara7 thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks for the response, but I don't see anything to delete. I did a spotlight search for HP and there was no App or folder to delete.
    The only place I can find any mention of HP is in the printer/Scan preference, under available printers.
    Is there somewhere else I should look or under another name?
     
  4. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    /Library/Printers/
    /Users/username/Library/Printers/
     
  5. shankara7 thread starter macrumors member

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    Question, why can't I use the Time Machine method, I thought this is what it was meant for.
    If so, should I restore the folders listed in the above post?
     
  6. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    I don't use Time Machine, and I don't know what settings you have for it. You can certainly try restoring those folders.
     
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