Macs: uninstalling printers (PPDs and Host-based)






Macs: uninstalling printers (PPDs and Host-based)

Introduction
The following document outlines steps for manually uninstalling the software for printers, both host-based and postscript drivers.

NOTE: Run the uninstaller program for the printer, if there is one, before performing any of these steps.

Host-based vs. postscript printers
Host-based printers have printer processing software installed on the Macintosh, while postscript printers have simply a PPD (Postscript Printer Description) file. It is important to keep this terminology straight, so that there is no confusion as to what is actually being removed. For host-based printers, run the uninstall program, if there is one, that is included as part of the installer. Postscript printers do not have un-install programs.

To manually uninstall host-based printers

In OS 9

1. Open the hard drive.
2. Open the System Folder .
3. Open the Extensions folder.
4. Drag the kyocera extension to the Trash.
5. Go back to the System Folder .
6. Open the Startup Items folder.
7. Drag the kyocera Engine to the Trash.
8. Empty the Trash after removing any files that need to be kept.

In OS X

1. Open the hard drive.
2. Open the Library folder.
3. Open the Printers folder.
4. Open the kyocera folder.
5. Open the kyocera model folder.
6. Drag all plugins to trash.
7. Empty the Trash after removing any file that need to be kept.

To manually uninstall postscript printers

In OS 9

1. Drag the desktop icon for the printer to the Trash.
2. Open the hard drive.
3. Open the System Folder .
4. Open the Extensions folder.
5. Open the Printer Descriptions folder.
6. Drag the PPD for the printer to the Trash.
7. Go back to the System Folder .
8. Open the Preferences folder.
9. Open the Printing Prefs folder.
10. Drag kyocera model Prefs to the Trash.
11. Open the Parsed PPD folder.
12. Drag any entries for the printer in the list that appears to the Trash.
13. Empty the Trash after removing any files that need to be kept.

In OS X

1. Open the hard drive.
2. Open the Applications folder.
3. Open the Utilities folder.
4. Launch the Print Center (in OS 10.1- 10.2.8) or the Printer Setup Utility (in OS 10.3 and later).
5. Click on the entry for the printer in the Printer List .
6. Click Delete and then close the Printer List .
7. Open the hard drive again.
8. Open the Library folder.
9. Open the Printers folder.
10. Open the PPDs folder.
11. Open the Contents folder.
12. Open the Resources folder.
13. Open the en.kyocera folder.
14. Drag the listing for the printer to the Trash.
15. Empty the Trash after removing any files that need to be kept.

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