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    Utility to remove extra print drivers?
    Anyone have a name of a utility that I can use to remove all of the extra print drivers that are on my MacBook?

    I removed almost 4 gig of extra languages last night and now I want to hit the print drivers.

    Thanks

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    Your best bet is probably to back up all of your important files and reinstall OS X, but do a custom install, I was able to cut my OS X install down from about 15 gigs to somewhere around 5-10 gigs, it's really helpful. Or, you could Archive and Install (which puts all of your files on a folder on your desktop and reinstalls the OS) using a custom install. Don't use the standard install, you should customize your install to YOUR needs.
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    You could just go to: Macintosh HD/Library/Printers
    then just delete all of the associated printer folders that you won't need. I cleared out almost 2 GB doing that and no problems from doing it.
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    I removed all printer drivers long ago except HP, because those are the only printers we use. But what if I buy a non-HP printer? Where do I get the drivers???

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    they come on a cd, or yuo can download them from the manufacturers website

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    Quote Originally Posted by D3v1L80Y
    You could just go to: Macintosh HD/Library/Printers
    then just delete all of the associated printer folders that you won't need. I cleared out almost 2 GB doing that and no problems from doing it.
    This worked. Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by thadoggfather
    I removed all printer drivers long ago except HP, because those are the only printers we use. But what if I buy a non-HP printer? Where do I get the drivers???
    From the install media that comes with the new printer you buy.
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