HT4670: Mac Basics: Printing in OS XLearn about Mac Basics: Printing in OS X
Currently Being ModeratedApr 11, 2013 3:19 PM (in response to Chipchip115)
Try Finder, then click th GO menu at the top, on the menu bar, then select downloads. Make sure that printer driver you downloaded was opened and installed.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 11, 2013 3:22 PM (in response to Chipchip115)
I'm guessing you mean you want to find the drivers you downloaded, rather than installed.
When you download files, by default, they go into ~/Downloads. You can find that by opening finder and selecting Downloads in the side bar. If you don't see the downloads entry, you can enable it under the finder menu >> preferences.
If the drivers have actually already been installed, they install to /Library/Printers.
Generally you don't have to install printer manufactuers drivers if the printer is listed here: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3669
Currently Being ModeratedApr 11, 2013 3:39 PM (in response to Imp68)
Thank you, I installed the drivers manually because the automatic install cannot find the drivers in the Apple website. Nontheless although they are listed in http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3669 I get the message that the software is not available on the server. That is the reason I downloaded and installed the drivers from the Brother's website. I went to Library> Printers>Brother and I cannot see the drivers list. What am I doing wrong?
Currently Being ModeratedApr 12, 2013 1:40 AM (in response to Chipchip115)
I get the message that the software is not available on the server.
Sometimes a reset of the printing system can resolve this symptom.
I went to Library> Printers>Brother and I cannot see the drivers list. What am I doing wrong?
If you are using Finder and navigate to /Library/Printers/Brother, then you will not typically see a file that lets you add the printer. But if the driver installer has worked and you look in /Library/Printers/PPDs/Contents/Resources, you should see a file with your model number and a .ppd or .ppd.gz extension. This existence of this file is what makes the printer model appear in the Printer Software window when you click on "Select Printer Software" in the Add window of Print & Scan.
See how the reset goes. If that doesn't work for you then check the folder above for your models PPD file.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 12, 2013 3:40 AM (in response to PAHU)
Many thanks PAHU I tried the reset and worked perfectly.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 13, 2013 8:18 AM (in response to Chipchip115)
This discussion was very helpful to me. I can now use my old Epson scanner with OS 10.8.
But, the scanning software looks strange.
Should I start a new discussion?
Currently Being ModeratedApr 13, 2013 12:03 PM (in response to bobwhitesel)
That would be advisable as some people may not look at solved questions.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 13, 2013 12:22 PM (in response to Eric Root)
In the meantime I believe I've learned that the capabilities of Epson Scan from PPC days no longer
exist, either with Epson's little ap for OS 10.8 or with Image Capture. So, It looks like I upgrade my
scanner or settle for what little is there. Thanks for responding to me question.