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10.7: Install the new voices
Authored by: ctwise on Jul 21, '11 07:46:53AM

My question is how do I remove the voices I don't want when I'm done playing with them?



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10.7: Install the new voices
Authored by: nathanator11 on Jul 21, '11 09:31:12AM

Don't install them if you don't want them....



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10.7: Install the new voices
Authored by: Anonymous on Jul 21, '11 12:14:28PM

You must work at an Apple Genius Bar.

You could try restoring from Time Machine -- but you need to know where they are -- thanks to the other commenters.



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10.7: Install the new voices
Authored by: markuswarren on Jul 21, '11 10:52:12AM

I'm looking on 10.7 and voices can be found here:
/System/Library/Speech/Voices/

You should find a folder named <VoiceName>.SpeechVoice. Simply delete this folder (it will require your local admin username and password, the folder is Read-only)

I'm going to take a guess the downloadable ones will end up in the same place. I'm downloading a couple now and will report back once they are installed.



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10.7: Install the new voices
Authored by: markuswarren on Jul 21, '11 12:04:23PM

Confirmed. After downloading the Australian voice Karen, there was now a new folder named: Karen.SpeechVoice in the /System/Library/Speech/Voices/ folder, and when I removed that file, the option for that voice was not present in the voice options within text-to-speech in system preferences.

The same is true, if you were to download the file elsewhere, you can move the <VoiceName>.SpeechVoice folder into /System/Library/Speech/Voices/ and then the new voice should be available (if System Preferences was open you'll want to quit and relaunch it).



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10.7: Install the new voices
Authored by: pablorph on Jul 21, '11 03:36:37PM

How about some favorite voices folks?



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