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Uninstalling Papercut on Mac

These instructions will help you remove the program PaperCut from your Mac (OS 10.12 or higher). 

Removing the PaperCut Launch Agent

PaperCut operates in the background of your computer. Even if a window is not directly open, your machine is still running the program. We will have to delete PaperCut’s Launch Agent to be able to delete the item itself. 

1.From the Finder Ribbon, select Go    

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Mac Go Menu “Go to Folder”

From the drop down list, select Go to Folder…

2. You can also use the keyboard shortcut “Shift + Command + G” to skip these menus

Type in /Library

Go to Folder search pane
Go to Folder search pane

Select Go                                                                

Navigate to the LaunchAgents folder

Locate the file com.papercut.client.plist

Launch Agents Folder Papercut client
Launch Agents Folder Papercut client

Delete the file com.papercut.client.plist.

1.You may have to type in your computer username and password to confirm your decision.                                                                                                                                

Finder wants to make changes login window
Finder wants to make changes login window

Empty your Trash folder to ensure that the file is deleted.                               

How to Force Empty Trash on Mac
How to Force Empty Trash on Mac

Confirm your decision to empty your Trash folder.                                                        

Empty Trash Warning in Mac OS X | OSXDaily
Empty Trash Warning in Mac OS X | OSXDaily

Removing the PaperCut Application

1.Restart your machine.

When rebooting, ensure the option to reopen windows upon startup is not checked.                                                                                                                                            

Confirm shut down window with reopen windows box unchecked
Confirm shut down window with reopen windows box unchecked
  • Once your machine has restarted, look to the top-right section of the menu bar. If the PaperCut logo is no longer there, you are on track for uninstallation!                           
  • Navigate to the Finder Ribbon Menu and select Go
  • From the drop down list, select Go to Folder…                                                                     
  • Type in /Applications                                                                                                     
  • Select Go
  • Locate PCClient.app in your Applications folder                                                          
Applications folder Papercut Secure Print for Macs
Applications folder Papercut Secure Print for Macs
  • Delete PCClient.app
  • Empty your Trash folder to ensure that the file is deleted.   
 Force Empty Trash on Mac
Force Empty Trash on Mac
  • Restart your machine.

PaperCut should now be uninstalled from your machine. If you continue to see the application, or if it opens new windows, check the instructions to make sure that you did not miss a step. 

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