Print Therapy
Print Therapy
7.0.4 SLE

5.0

Print Therapy free download for Mac

Print Therapy7.0.4 SLE

13 July 2011

Diagnose and repair printer and printing problems.

Overview

Print Therapy is the only utility in the world designed to diagnose and repair problems that can occur with the Mac OS X printing system. These problems include, but are not limited to, the inability to open the Print & Fax System Preference pane, inabillity to add printers, disappearing print jobs, corrupted preference files, and inability to create PDF files. Print Therapy also includes some useful tools for deleting extra printer drivers, installing or deleting PPD files, deleting old spool files, backing up and restoring the printing system, and resetting the printing system

Print Therapy 7.x allows the user to do the following:

  • Backup and restore the printing system
  • Verify and recreate the root user
  • Verify and recreate the lp user
  • Verify and recreate the lp group
  • Verify and repair the printing system permissions
  • Verify and repair the home user Library directories
  • Reset the printing system
  • Delete CUPS spool files
  • Verify and repair the /private/tmp directory
  • Stop, start, or restart the cupsd process
  • Replace the cupsd.conf file
  • Delete hidden temporary files
  • Delete all printing preferences
  • Delete the pre-installed drivers
  • View the CUPS access_log file
  • View the CUPS error_log file
  • View the CUPS page_log file

What's new in Print Therapy

Version 7.0.4 SLE:
  • This version adds support for Mac OS X 10.6.8.
  • The process of gathering permission data prior to permission repairs is now much faster.
  • PPDs are now listed in alphabetical order in the PPD Inspection list regardless of name case and population of the PPD Inspection list is now much faster.
  • Switching between PPD directories in the PPD Inspection tab no longer clears the Inspection list. Instead, the list can be refreshed manually.
  • Printer driver data is now gathered much faster.

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36 Reviews of Print Therapy

5
Maclover1-1
28 July 2009
Version: 6.0.5

Most helpful

This app just saved my a**
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Turquoise
17 May 2019
Version: 7.0.4 SLE
Abandonware, I suppose.
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anonymous-tapir-4715
22 June 2010
Version: 7.0.2 SLE
Five stars, for otherwise intractable printer problems. Joe Bob says, Check it out.
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Joeschisa
21 June 2010
Version: 7.0.2 SLE
This is off topic, unless you've a printing problem like I had beginning with snow leopard. My problem with an epson printer came down to apple's installed glutenprint [sp?] driver for the printer as far as I can tell. After installing epson's own driver, the OS still wouldn't recognize it until I used print utility to deactivate the printer and then reactivate it at which time epson's own driver was recognized and printing was back to normal.
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Macsolu
09 February 2010
Version: 7.0.0 SLE
-- The "Requirements" section should be changed to reflect that this version REQUIRES Mac OS X 10.6.x "Snow Leopard".
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5
Leoofborg
08 February 2010
Version: 7.0.0 SLE
Um, I got my license within 30 minutes of paying for the upgrade. I am in the same timezone, and also I did put my old vers.6 license in the PayPal notes... Have a little sympathy for these folks, they may not be in your time zone and we all have to sleep sometime. The only other issue I have is that PT7 will not run on my 32-bit only Mac Mini Core Duo... but I think the dev can fix that by re-targetting the build for 32 and 64-bit Intel. The new version DOES work great on my MBP.. It looks to be a great update! Just the 32-bit issue... doh.
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Freedman
08 February 2010
Version: 7.0.0 SLE
Downloads incorrect (version v6.0.7, not 7.0.0) which is incompatible with Snow Leopard.
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Satcomer
08 February 2010
Version: 7.0.0 SLE
Well I just bought the 6 to 7 upgrade because this program has saved my printing bacon more time then I can count. I am sure glad they went to 64bit for snow Leopard on Version 7. I one thing I disagree with is there antiquated license scheme is SLOW once you pay for it. Why in the world does FixAmac take over 24 hours to email a person the license? No other shareware program I have come across doesn't take that long.
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5
Maclover1-1
28 July 2009
Version: 6.0.5
This app just saved my a**
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Criq
21 April 2009
Version: 6.0.4
Print Therapy fixed my problem. I use an HP LaserJet P1006. I use it both in OS X and Win XP through VMWare Fusion on my MacBook. Looks like Fusion (or XP...) doesn't "free" the printer when closed. So couldn't print in OS X, though printer was visible in PrefPane. Could print from my wife's iMac though. I ran Print Therapy (after carefully reading online docs). Everthing is OK now. I've registered the software. Thanks to the developer.
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Donmontalvo
12 August 2008
Version: 6.0
When do we get a UNIX tool to run these commands remotely (or schedule via cron/launchd)? :) Don Montalvo, NYC
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5
F451
11 August 2008
Version: 6.0
Longtime fan and licensed user. No hesitation on upgrading for me as I use this app at least monthly to keep matters in check.
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5
Xypher
06 September 2007
Version: 5.1
One of the only apps I've ever considered worth paying for. I had many Printing Presets which were jacked up. After running this program everything is back to normal.An extremely thorough tool which operates without hiccups. It even told me what files I had missing. The repair options are fantastic.Thanks to the developer John Goodchild. I recommend this unreservedly.
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5
Alabemos
18 August 2006
Version: 5.0.5
Actually I used version 1.4.2 on my mac which is now running 10.4.7. At the time I wasn't aware there were later versions. That version worked for me; your mileage may vary. I had spent over six hours doing all the regular things, permissions repairs, uninstalls, reinstalls--even had done a clean install of my system, and still could not get my new HP all-in-one printer going. I googled and googled, and did just about everything suggested. Nothing. I called HP, and after some discussion, they gave me the sad news (and they were correct) that it was a mac problem, not an HP problem. I googled around a little more. Voila! Enter Printer Setup Repair. Wow! In just fifteen minutes, everything was fixed! This program is worth its weight in gold. By the way, do READ THE READ ME. I'd say it is essential for most of us. I registered the software. I definitely want to support this developer.
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Fixamac-Software,-Inc-
04 January 2006
Version: 5.0.3
Thank you for your continued comments. I'm sorry you feel that we intentionally deleted files from computers. This is not the case. An unfortunate error resulted in some data loss for a few individuals who prefer to steal software rather than pay for it. Regardless, we did not intend the damage and the problem was resolved as soon as it was brought to our attention. We did not release a new version as the error needed to be resloved extremely quickly and PSR 5.0.4 was already close to being released. We have delayed the release to thoroughly examine our source code to make sure that no other errors of this nature can possibly exist. PSR 5.0.4 will be released very shortly. If you would like to discuss this matter further, you may email me directly as I do not often visit MacUpdate: jgoodchild at fixamac dot net. John Goodchild President, Fixamac Software, Inc.
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Mocenigo
09 December 2005
Version: 5.0.3
Frankly, I do not believe you at all. It is VERY difficult to write a "typographical" mistake in the code so that instead of a single file a whole directory is wiped - recursively in subdirectories, even! Furthermore, is there any reason for deleting the older preferences file for your application if a pirated serial code is entered? I see no logical motivation for that, it does not prevent *anything* (except, perhaps, to break older and maybe legally acquired versions of the software). In my opinion, it is too evident that your intention has been to delete everything. I find it astonishing that you are replacing the old version with a version with the *same* version number (5.0.3) - a clumsy attempt to "cover" your misbehaviour? Why are you not releasing it under a different version number? If this was REALLY a bug, fixing it would have guaranteed a different version number. By rereleasing it under the same version number I believe you are trying to "erase" the "buggy" version, not just to replace or update it... You are perfectly aware that your behaviour could easily be defined as criminal (independently from the criminal behaviour of using pirated codes) and that in many cases you could be held liable of considerable damages (you know, as you state in your disclaimers, that some disclaimers do not hold). I see no way you can prove the opposite.
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Fixamac-Software,-Inc-
07 December 2005
Version: 5.0.3
We recently discovered a bug in Printer Setup Repair 5.0.3 that causes a problem in the code section that handles and rejects pirated registration codes. Our original objective was to delete the Printer Setup Repair preferences if a pirated code was entered but a typographical error in the code allowed the entire user preferences folder to be erased instead. This would only occur if a pirated code was used. There was no such error found in the area that handles legitimate registration codes. We have fixed the problem and posted an update. This was not a malicious act on our part, rather an effort to protect our product from software pirates, and we regret any damage that may have been caused by the use of pirated registration codes. Anyone who downloaded Printer Setup Repair 5.0.3 between 11-05-05 and 12-06-05 should download the current release (version 5.0.3) from our web site
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Mocenigo
06 December 2005
Version: 5.0.3
Printer Setup Repair 5.0.3 indeed erases the contents of the Preferences folder if a pirated key is used. While there is no excuse for using pirated keys, this kind of response is absolutely criminal. For example, all your mail.app preferences are lost and you suddenly do not see you mail any longer. Furthermore, simply re-creating the coounts may erase your mail by overwriting the mail directories with empty folders. The solution is to move the Library/Mail folder elsewhere, recreate the accounts, then quit Mail.app, move all the contents of the old mailboxes in the new places: at this point you do not see your mail still, and you have to rebuild all the mailboxes from withing mail.app. Then all the mail is recovered. This is not the correct answer to illegal copying. Deleting data from the user's disk drive without the user's consent is a criminal behaviour. There are many ways to scare the user (you can redirect to a webpage stating "Dear USERNAME, currently logged from IP NUMBER, in the area of GEOGRAPHIC AREA, using OPERATING SYSTEM AND VERSION, pirating software is not only illegal, but also prevents further software to be written by discouraging the author, that spent considerable time and resources bla bla, please click the button down to be lead to the registration page". That should be enough to impress normal people. From now on I won't download any program from this author. This is a pity for him/her, since recently I started purchasing a lot of legal licenses... The low markings are then reflect an assessment of the behaviour of the software writer.
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J-Mueller-MacUpdate
05 December 2005
Version: 5.0.3
Printer Setup Repair, the widely-used utility for Mac OS X printers, has taken a malicious approach to combatting software piracy. With version 5.0.3 for Mac OS X Tiger, if the user enters a pirated serial number known to the program, the program will immediately and without any warning remove all user preferences and the user keychain, and possibily do other unknown damage to the user's system. This heavy-handed response to piracy has been repeatedly condemned and the legality of such a practice is doubtful. Just this past November, the Assistant Secretary of the US Department of Homeland Security warned Sony-BMG about its DRM technology, saying "it's your intellectual property, not your computer." Printer Setup Repair goes beyond what Sony-BMG did, intentionally damaging the computer rather than merely opening it up to exploitation by other trojans. Legally sanctioning such practice would be equivalent to giving a merchant the right to burn down the home of a shoplifter. A Palm OS developer who tried the same thing in 2000 was sued. This highly malicious response is ironic and embarrassing for a software company called "Fixamac," whose utility is trusted to repair damage to a Mac OS X system. The intent to damage user systems must be treated as equivalent to a trojan or a virus, and must be condemned and publicized, no matter what one's opinions may be about software piracy. Paying customers could also be inadvertently affected if they were to mistype a serial number. Fixamac, the developer of Printer Center Repair, is based in Hollywood, California. Contact: somerandomguyon@yahoo.com References: http://www.fixamacsoftware.com/software/psr/ http://www.businessweek.com/technology/content/nov2005/tc20051117_444162.htm http://www.theregister.co.uk/2000/09/05/palm_trojan_horse_writer_sued
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Anonymous
11 May 2005
Version: 5.0.1
I posted the previous comment and with the current version 5.0.1 all my issues are resolved so I purchased a license. It has a seven (7) trial period and literally from the get-go it found a major problem that it fixed. In fact I tuned my entire printing system. It was because of this and the fact the trial allowed me to truly try it out and actually use it functions that I made decision to purchase. The price does seem a little bit steep, but so does lost printing time nightmares (and I've had too many of the me in the past). Oh well, I have a small arsenal of utilities that I find indispensable (Disk Warrior--which isn't cheap either) in order to consistently having a function OS.
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Anonymous
15 February 2005
Version: 4.1.8
Didn't work for me as it would not fix basic errors that it said it would. Maybe next revision?
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Anonymous
20 December 2004
Version: 4.1.8
After reinstalling Mac OS X 10.3.6 after needing to replace the hard drive, I wasn't able to get the Printer Setup Utility to see my shared Windows printer. After running Printer Setup Repair, I was able to see it and set it up! good job!
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Anonymous
08 December 2004
Version: 4.1.7
Every time I see an update of this tool I wonder what's wrong with Printer Setup. I service 200 Mac's and we never have to repair Printer Setup. So why do we need a tool ? There was only one case where we needed help, and the tool didn't work. I think people need to stay up to date with their systems...
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2.5
Anonymous
05 October 2004
Version: 4.1.5
Hey... recently i test this software as usual... later, i restart my eMac and... crash! i can't believe it! Apple "black screen" ("Darwin mode") ask me for my login and password! ...and don't work! Aggggggg!! after a hard work i was enable to repair "system permissions" and came back my eMac to life! is necessary more test of this application !!!
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Anonymous
01 October 2004
Version: 4.1.4
4.0 was less intrusive...
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Anonymous
03 September 2004
Version: 4.1.4
Rendered my system unable to print. Thanks a lot!
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2.75
Mitra
02 September 2004
Version: 4.1.4
This didn't work for me, it still won't connect to Windows printers, connecting between Mac/Windows for printing is the single toughest problem with Mac integration into offices, and for a tool like this to be useful it needs to have some diagnosis which includes stuff over the network. For example checking whether the cryptic URL's needed for talking to Windows are OK - (I thought Apple liked simple stuff, why did they make this so tough!.
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5
Anonymous
10 August 2004
Version: 4.1.2
Amazing tool. It saved my work with an old Epson.
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5
Anonymous
21 March 2004
Version: 4.0.2
THANK YOU!!!!!! YOU HAVE SAVED MY PRINTER WHEN I THOUGHT IT WAS DOOMED! I LOVE YOU!!! EXCELLENT 5 STAR PROGRAM GET THIS IF YOU HAVE PRINT ENTER ISSUES!!!
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4.5
Anonymous
12 October 2003
Version: 3.0.2
Ok, so my Epson 2200 once again wasn't printing and I needed some fast prints. Having noticed that this update came out recently, I came back to MU and downloaded it to give it a try. My Print Center was back up and running in under five minutes. Somehow I had 181 spool files gumming up the works that PCR instantly allowed me to delete! Great interface. Functions as advertised. Thanks!
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5
asmeurer-1
30 September 2003
Version: 3.0.1
I tried just about everything in this and I still cant get my printers at home to network. Some support for this feature in future releases would be greatly appreciated.
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5
asmeurer-1
29 August 2003
Version: 3.0
The new interface is a lot better then the old one. Now I con actually tell what the things are doing without having to have to documentation open while I use it.
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4.25
Muchocheeto
20 May 2003
Version: 3.0
Very cool... useful... and has fixed problems several times for me. Note: Shareware fee is $15 for version 3.0
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3.75
Homer
26 January 2003
Version: 2.0.2
Repair Premissions gave me htree error-1 Saying that i was Missing some files. How do I go about replacing the print center or reinstall the missing files with out reinstalling OS X 10.2
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5
Robert
02 November 2002
Version: 2.0.2
This is very good software. It should be included with Apple OS 10.2. Thank you so much! enso
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4.75
Winshea
26 October 2002
Version: 2.0.2
I spent 3 days researching and appllying the fixes from Apple's tech library but they all failed to fix the failure of OS X.1 to add my new Lexmark X83 All-in-One to the Printer list in the Print Center. This repair repeated most of Apple's protocols, but far faster and easier. It did not work, but was a great time saver. It also added a new step, removing the Canon printer (which like all the others in the Printer list, were invsible). This did the trick, and broke the logjam. This software is a delight to use, and a great timesaver, and well worth the $10 shareware fee!
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08 October 2002
Version: 2.0.2
I use OS X (Jaguar) on a G4 with an Epson Stylus Color 880. Every now and then, the print center crashes. PCR has never successfully repaired it; I always have to res-start my Mac. Running through all the steps of Print Center Repair takes 15 times as long as restarting.
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5.0

App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • Intel 32
  • Mac OS X 10.6.8 or later
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