I did a Reset printing system..., thinking it would remove all printers I installed. I didn't think it would remove everything, including the default Postscript printer.


I'm on a MacBook Pro mid-2014, on OS X 10.10.3.

  1. I went to Printers & Scanners
  2. I right-click on the printer list
  3. Then, I chose Reset printing system...

I know I didn't delete "Postscript" itself, just the configured Postscript printer target. Still, I want to bring it back, since I didn't intend to delete it.

Here's a screenshot of the action I'm referring to, although I just found this and it's not a screenshot from my machine.

http://i.i.cbsi.com/cnwk.1d/i/tim/2011/09/14/ResetPrintSystem.png enter image description here

  • how did you do it, on what system, what model
    – Ruskes
    Commented Apr 28, 2015 at 3:28
  • Postscript is not a actual printer, it is a software, and I doubt you have deleted it.
    – Ruskes
    Commented Apr 28, 2015 at 3:41

1 Answer 1


I did it like this:

  1. Go to Printers & Scanners
  2. Click on "+" to add a new printer
  3. Click on IP
    1. Address: localhost
    2. Protocol: Line Printer Daemon - LPD
    3. Name: PostScript
    4. Use: Generic PostScript Printer

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