What will happen if I delete this folder in Library...

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  1. mach1andy macrumors regular

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    Macintosh HD> Library> Printers

    I did a fresh install and I'd rather have the 3GB of space. What are the repercussions besides not having a pre-installed driver? Thanks for your response nomnom's!
     
  2. spinnerlys Guest

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    No repercussions besides having no printer drivers pre-installed. But maybe you should just remove the subfolders and not the actual "Printers" folder.

    I did that on my iBook (which only had 27GB) and had no bad experiences because of that.
     
  3. maclover001 macrumors 6502a

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    You can delete it. Just be aware that any existing printers you have installed will no longer function.
     
  4. SHIFTLife macrumors 6502

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    HP and Lexmark will come to your house, kick you in the shins, and take your MacBook from you.

    Ok, maybe I'm exaggerating a bit... you'll be fine, but as a previous poster said, you might want to delete everything in it rather than the folder itself.
     
  5. rhett7660 macrumors G4

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    Thanks... was just looking into this and this is what I needed to know.

    Thank you!
     
  6. tripletaker macrumors member

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    If you're doing that because you want extra space on your HD, you can use Monolingual to strip out languages that you don't need.
     
  7. rhett7660 macrumors G4

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    Very nice.. thanks..
     
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  9. themoonisdown09 macrumors 601

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    There's more than just a couple different printers out there in the world.
     
  10. neoserver macrumors 6502

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    Be careful if you use Office 2008. Monolingual will screw up Office and you won't be able to install updates without reinstalling Office.
     
  11. mach1andy thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks for the responses.

    My fresh install stemmed from tweaking too many things so I'm trying to keep my tweaking to a bare minimum. I used Leopard Cache Cleaner previously to strip the additional languages etc but "optimizing" safari and other such tweaks caused my system to go into Barry White mode-- or so I think..
     

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