How to uninstall HP Utility on a MAC

29 Oct

Got a new Espon printer after my HP dies, but I can’t seem to remove the HP Utility in my LaunchPad… Took a while for me to figure out. (Most of the links I Googled suck.)

Just because HP sucks and it hides its HP Utility app somewhere, doesn’t mean you cannot install the redundant program.

  1. Remove your printer.
    1. Go to “Printers and Scanners”. (I did a quick spotlight search. You can go there through System Preference.)
    2. Select your old HP printer and then hit the ‘-‘ sign.
  2. Remove the HP folder.
    1. The path is “/Library/Printers/hp”.
    2. If you can’t find it, just go to your document. Then from the bottom select “Macintosh HD”. You should be able to navigate your way to the folder.
    3. Move it to Trash.
  3. Remove the gz files in PPDs folder.
    1. The path is “/Library/Printers/PPDs/Contents/Resources”.
    2. Delete only the gz files relative to your deleted printer.
  4. Try to look for other HP files in your Library.
    1. I found a few files in Image Capture folder. I believe this  is depending on your printer model.
  5. Delete shortcut in LaunchPad (Applications) folder.
    1. In Finder, open Applications folder.
    2. Under Utilities, you will see the shortcut link to HP Utility.
    3. Delete that too.
  6. Empty Trash.
  7. Run Disk Utility (spotlight search it or find it under Utility in launch pad).
    1. Select Macintost HD
    2. Click on Verify Disk Permission.
    3. When it’s done, click on Repair Disk Permission.
  8. Restart your Mac

Now you are done!


Posted by on October 29, 2013 in Uncategorized


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4 responses to “How to uninstall HP Utility on a MAC

  1. Angel

    August 28, 2014 at 9:18 am

    Thanks so much, I hate HP since long time ago, their fucking expensive cartridges, the stipid utilities that you cant just use airprint. They Mofos just want to onstall theyr broke software to make you buy more and spend more.
    Thanks again for the info.
    I Love you!

  2. symon

    December 4, 2014 at 1:27 pm

    Thank you!! so nice of you! and I learnt a little bit more how to use my mac. 🙂

  3. Nate

    February 11, 2015 at 4:43 pm

    This post was perfect! Thanks!!!

  4. Lottie Berg

    February 28, 2016 at 11:04 am

    Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you ever so much! Finally, the memory leaking gap is long gone.


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