Delete Unnecessary Printers is a free small script that helps you get rid of unwanted printers from Windows installation. This tool lets you downsize the list of installed printer devices on your machine to only the ones you’re currently using. This script runs in the Command Prompt window. Similar tools include Device Cleanup and Windows 10 Device Manager.
There are times when your old printers are no longer used, so you buy a new device to perform your printing jobs. However, Windows doesn’t automatically remove those old device names from the list of installed printers on your system. Finding the correct printer from a long list can become a cumbersome task.
Simplicity of features
Since this tool is a script, you have to download it and run the script file with administrative privileges. You can also play around with the script to equal the language and target printer names created by Windows and Office installations, or any other document editing app like a PDF creator.
This tool runs an automated process to delete unnecessary printers, corresponding registry values and leftover files. This script comes in handy after installing a new printer and when there are issues with recognising the current operating device for your printing operations. It doesn’t require any advanced knowledge other than running the freely downloaded script file.
Updates and license
There are some extra files you’ll receive with Delete Unnecessary Printers. The first is the official license so that you can show you have a valid program. Also, there’s a command file for updating to the latest fixes, or you can use the ReadMe file for further instructions.
Printer list manager
This tiny script takes up about 13 KB of disk space, as there’s no installation. Delete Unnecessary Printers does one job, which is helping you remove old, unnecessary printers that continue to pop up in your list of installed printers. Simplicity and ease of use are the key features of this tool.
This script is available to download for free and is compatible with computers running Windows operating systems. It has a GNU (General Public License) that accredits the developers for their work, which means you can change and share all versions of it. It works on Windows 7 and later editions.