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Printer drivers, where located?

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cricketernot Level 1 Level 1 (135 points)
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Sep 15, 2010 10:07 AM
Please where exactly are printer drivers located and what do the files look like? I know where my driver download file is, it's in "Downloads" and looks like this : 20040714091350156_SPL2.dmg Is that it or is there some thing important hiding somewhere? My printer is a Samsung ML-1610 (officially NOT compatible with Mac) but that driver is for ML-1710 and it works. Some smart guys somewhere had worked that out. I gather it's a good idea to AVOID Samsumg if you've got a Mac. Thanks for any info.
20" Intel iMac mid-2007, 3GB RAM, Mac OS X (10.6.4)
  • Kappy Level 10 Level 10 (221,035 points)
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    Sep 15, 2010 10:27 AM (in response to cricketernot)
    They usually are in the /Library/Printers/ folder. Installed drivers may also be found in the /Home/Library/Printers/ folder. The driver folder should have a "normal" name involving "Samsung" in the name.

    Exactly why do you need to know the location? The driver installer should place it wherever it belongs.
    Mac Pro 2.66 Ghz; MBP Unibody; MBP C2D 2.33 Ghz; MBP 2.16 Ghz, Mac OS X (10.6.4), iMac C2D 17"; MB 2.0 Ghz; iPad 32G; 80GB iPod Video; iPod Touch; iPod Nano 2GB
  • Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 25, 2010 9:15 AM (in response to cricketernot)
    I've got a similar problem with an ML-1710P: I need to re-install a driver and have found Samsung to be somewhat less than enthusiastic about supporting Apple machines.

    There is a driver download facility online ( and it does download a DMG file which works, but it doesn't work! It assures me it's successfully completed installation of in a folder named 'usr' somewhere on 'OSX', but the printer still doesn't show up in 'Print and Fax' under 'System Preferences', nor can I find any folder named 'usr'.

    Like you, I'd quite happily use a different driver, as long as it works. Perhaps it might be the most simple solution if you could let me know how to get that ML-1710 driver you're using?
    MacBook, Mac OS X (10.5.5), late 2007, black, 2GB RAM


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