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Remove extra printer drivers System
If you navigate to /Library/Printers, you'll see folders for Canon, Espon, and HP printers. There's no real need to keep the printer drivers lying around for printers you don't have, so you can remove the extra folders to free up some drive space. Since these folders are owned by root, you'll need superuser status to delete them.

Once you cd /Library/Printers, you can just type sudo rm -r [directory_name], where [directory_name] is one of EPSON, Canon, or hp (do NOT type the square brackets). Note that if you do this, future use of any of the deleted printers will (obviously) require re-installation of the drivers. Use at your own risk, but my Canon and hp driver folders have been gone for weeks with no real problems.
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Remove extra printer drivers
Authored by: johnsawyercjs on Sep 23, '11 05:32:35PM

Another approach is to start up from a different boot volume, and just drag to the Trash the undesired items from /Library/Printers that are on the target volume. Don't trash InstalledPrinters.plist though--it contains info on printers you ARE using.



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Remove extra printer drivers
Authored by: sbox on Feb 12, '13 10:20:46PM

You just so to /System Preferences/Printer & Fax, and remove the drivers you don't need.



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