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Printer Setup Repair 4.2.3 (Panther Edition)

for Mac OS X 10.3 - 10.3.9

Single User License:

$14.95 (USD)
Upgrades start at $9.95 (USD)

Site License:

$375.95 (USD)
Upgrades start at $139.95 (USD)

World License:

$749.95 (USD)
Upgrades start at $269.95 (USD)


Six versions of this application are available:

Print Therapy

Snow Leopard Edition
Mac OS X 10.6.x

Print Therapy

Leopard Edition
Mac OS X 10.5.x

Printer Setup Repair

Tiger Edition
Mac OS X 10.4.x

Printer Setup Repair

Panther Edition
Mac OS X 10.3.x

Print Center Repair

Jaguar Edition
Mac OS X 10.2.x

Print Center Repair

Puma Edition
Mac OS X 10.1.x

System Requirements:

Mac OS X version 10.3 to 10.3.9
Minimum screen resolution of 800 x 600

How much does it cost to use?

Product pricing is listed above. Printer Setup Repair is shareware. That means you can download it and try it out for free, but if you use it you should register your copy. An unregistered copy of Printer Setup Repair 4.x will run as a trial version for 7 days from the day of first use. After 7 days have passed, it will no longer run unless registered. A great deal of time and trouble went into the research and construction of this application. Your support will help in the continued development of this and other useful Mac OS X applications.

Product Description:

Printer Setup Repair is designed to rectify situations where the Printer Setup Utility will not open, printers cannot be added, CUPS fails to operate, and numerous other errors. Although Printer Setup Repair cannot fix every printing problem, it is capable of resolving most of the common ones. Printer Setup Repair can also be used to delete unwanted printer drivers, remove a build up of spool files, and recreate the /tmp symbolic link.

Printer Setup Repair 4.x allows the user to do the following:

  • Backup and restore the printing system
  • Verify the root user
  • Verify and recreate the lp user
  • Verify and recreate the lp group
  • Verify and repair the Printer Setup Utility file permissions
  • Verify and repair the /System/Library directory permissions
  • Verify and repair the CUPS directories
  • Verify and repair the /Library directory permissions
  • Verify and repair the home user Library directories
  • Reset the Printer Setup Utility
  • Delete CUPS spool files
  • Verify and repair the /private/tmp directory
  • Stop, start, or restart the cupsd process
  • View and modify the hostconfig file
  • Replace the cupsd.conf file
  • Delete hidden temporary files
  • Delete all Printer Setup Utility preferences
  • Calculate the directory size of the pre-installed drivers
  • Delete the pre-installed drivers
  • Repair OS 9 permissions
  • Delete PrintMonitor spool files
  • Delete OS 9 printing preferences
  • Install OS 9 and OS X PPD files
  • Delete OS 9 and OS X PPD files
  • View the CUPS access_log file
  • View the CUPS error_log file
  • View the CUPS page_log file

Printer Setup Repair 4.x (Panther Edition)

The buzz about Printer Setup Repair:

"The shareware Printer Setup Repair offers a variety of printing-related "fixes." [It] can repair problems with printing spools and the CUPS directory itself, delete troublesome temp and preference files, and even delete printer drivers (by manufacturer). It also keeps a log of all of its functions. Printer Setup Repair is one of the best troubleshooting utilities available for Mac OS X, in my opinion."

        ~ Dan Frakes, editor of the MacFixIt web site, columnist for Macworld Magazine and author of Mac OS X Power Tools, Second Edition.

"I really like the interface, it is very clean and easy to follow. From a trouble shooting standpoint, access to the logs from the PSR menu is very useful. The best part of PSR is it does what is needed, and very quickly I might add."

        ~ Scott Immerman, member of the Apple Consultants Network, and founder of S.E.A.L. Systems - a Los Angeles based Macintosh consulting agency.

Macworld June 2005 edition: Featured in the "Six steps to fast Mac troubleshooting ~Secrets of Mac superheroes" section.

Legal Statement

Printer Setup Repair is shareware and cannot be distributed via any means without prior authorization from Fixamac Software, Inc.
Fixamac Software, Inc. cannot be held responsible for any accidental data loss or other damages incurred through the use of the program. Please make sure you back up important files before using.

Printer Setup Repair is © 2003 - 2012 Fixamac Software, Inc.

Recent Product news:

Printer Setup Repair 4.2.3 PE released. This version fixes an issue where the application would hang during permission repairs if it encountered a printer name containing high bit ASCII characters. Another bug that could have prevented the deletion of certain preference files during a printing system reset was also fixed. We changed the restore feature to allow users to choose a backup set from a list of files within Printer Setup Repair. The default backup location has been moved to the user library Application Support directory. All of the built-in URLs now point to the correct pages on our web site.

Printer Setup Repair 5.0.3 (Tiger Edition) and Printer Setup Repair 4.2.2 (Panther Edition) released. The new versions fix various incompatibilities with FileVault, add support for Acrobat 6 & 7 to the permission repairs and backup/restore options, and improve the reset option. There have also been many other code adjustments and bug fixes.

Printer Setup Repair 4.2.1 (Panther Edition) released. This version adds the option to backup and restore the printing system along with a number of bug fixes and other enhancements.

Printer Setup Repair 4.2 released. This version adds support for Classic mode, a new preferences window, and several bug fixes. There have also been many under the hood code changes and tweaks too numerous to mention. See the Printer Setup Repair page for details.

Printer Setup Repair 4.1.8 released. This version fixes a bug that may have incorrectly altered the /private/var/spool directory permissions after deleting temporary spool files, and fixes a bug in the PPD Installation & Removal section that made the OS9 checkbox unavailable after the first PPD installation.

© 2012 Fixamac Software, Inc.