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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?

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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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