I have an old Sharp AR-M160 Multi Functional Printer and I want to get it to work on OSX 10.10 Yosemite. Here they offer PPD-Drivers for 10.4 which I suppose should be fine and installed.

I checked and they are in /Library/Printers/PPDs/Contents/Resources/en.lproj/. Also the printer shows up in the USB Section of the System Information as AR-M160/AR-EB7. But if I want to add a printer over the System Settings nothing shows up.

Am I missing something or is the trial of getting this thing to run futile?


Have you tried browsing to the printer in the en.lproj folder when you install it?

Also, as it is a PostSCript printer, all you really need is the PPD file. This is a text file, so you can get one from any driver, OS10, Windows or Linux. Just install it in the lproj folder and browse to it during installation.

  • The problem is that there is no "installation process". The Add Printer (as seen as here) window does not list any printer. – jakob-r May 4 '15 at 7:31

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