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How to Uninstall Profiles from Your Computer

Removing printer color ICC profiles from your system

Have profiles on your computer that you no longer need? Follow this brief tutorial on how to locate and uninstall ICC printer color profiles from your Windows or Mac computer.

WINDOWS

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Start by navigating to the folder on your hard drive that holds ICC profiles.

The "Windows" folder is in your root directory, usually the C drive, reached from Computer or My Computer.

Windows > System32 > Spool > Drivers > Color



Once at the folder, locate then simply delete the profile you no longer want. When you restart Photoshop or other editing software the profile will be removed from the profile drop down menu.

MAC

Start by navigating to the folder on your hard drive that holds ICC profiles

Apple OS 10.4 and upICC File Folder Location
This is the standard location for profilesMac HD > Library > Colorsync > Profiles


If you do not see the profile available in Photoshop or other software try this location.Mac HD > Library > Colorsync > Profiles > Profiles


If you encounter problems in color management or odd software behavior try putting profiles in this alternative location.Users > User Name > Library > Colorsync > Profiles


Apple OS 9ICC File Folder Location

System Folder > Colorsync > Profiles


Once at the folder, locate then simply delete the profile you no longer want. When you restart Photoshop or other editing software the profile will be removed from the profile drop down menu.