How to Export Printer Drivers on Mac OS 10

By Andrew Schrader

Copy your printer drivers via the Finder application.
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Printer drivers are small pieces of software that allow your computer to communicate with your printer. They are stored in a hidden Library folder in Mac OS X. You can easily export printer drivers from your current computer by searching for them in the Finder application and copying the files to a flash drive or external hard drive.

Open a new Finder window. Hold down the "Option" key and click the "Go" menu option at the top of your screen.

Click the "Library" option to enter the Library screen in the Finder window.

Double-click on the "Printers" folder. Locate the printer driver folder you want to export.

Attach your flash drive or external hard drive to the proper port on your computer. Turn on your hard drive and wait for its icon to appear in the left side of your Finder window.

Drag and drop the printer driver folder directly onto your hard drive's icon and wait for the files to copy.


If nothing appears in your printer folder, click the search bar in Finder and enter "Library." Click the "+" sign under the search bar. Click the "Kind" drop-down menu bar and select "System Files." Click the "aren't included" drop-down menu bar and select "are included." Double-click the "Library" folder associated with the "Macintosh HD" parent folder and copy the enclosed printer driver folders.