By Jordan, Last updated: March 26, 2019
Do you own an old Wacom tablet that’s still running on its old driver? Perhaps, you want to upgrade it to new Wacom drivers. You might have the most recent OS, but your Mac suddenly won’t start and you think the old Wacom drivers are to blame.
Before you make an OS update, it’s best if you uninstall the Wacom drivers first. This is also true if you’re looking to install new Wacom drivers. You have to uninstall the old drivers first.
There are many ways that you can uninstall Wacom drivers. Let me walk you through the easy ones.
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One important tool in PowerMyMac is the Uninstaller function, which allows you to easily and completely remove applications on Mac. Follow these steps:
You’ll see a variety of functions on the interface.
You’ll find all your apps in the left column.
You can also search the app’s name using the search bar on the top-center of the page. When you click the Wacom app, all associated files and folders will appear in the right column.
If you wish to remove all the Wacom files, choose Select All. You can also arrange the files by clicking the Sort By button.
Verify if you’ve selected all associated files. Then, click the Clean button at the bottom of the page.
That’s it! You’re done removing the Wacom app. After this, you can install new drivers or update your Mac OS.
If you want to do this manually, there are other ways to uninstall Wacom drivers on Mac. Try the following:
This is an important step in the uninstallation process. You have to find and delete all files related to the Wacom drivers. You can use the terminal for this.
1. Search /Applications/Terminal.app.
2. Delete all preferences left over by the Wacom Utility process by entering the following:
The following files may still exist in your ~/Library/Preferences/ directory:
If you fail to remove associated files like these, the solution may not work for you.
3. Trash the files.
Remove all Wacom-related files by clicking the Trash button.
4. Reboot your Mac to complete the process.
Disconnect your pen tablet at this time.
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If you want to install new Wacom drivers, you can get them from the Driver section of Wacom’s Support page. If you want to update your Mac OS, here’s how you can do that:
After the update, connect your Wacom tablet and reinstall the latest Wacom drivers. Keep in mind that your table preferences have been reset to default settings after reinstalling the drivers.
It can be a hassle sometimes whenever you need your Wacom tablet up and running, but the drivers don’t seem to cooperate. You might think it’s hard to solve this Mac problem, but there’s always a solution right around the corner for you. You can either download an app to help you or remove it yourself.
The trouble with removing applications on your own is the reality that you might not remove all the unwanted files. To avoid this, it’s good to have an app cleaner that does a complete removal for you and does other things like manage your system junk and optimize your Mac’s performance. All this you can do with PowerMyMac. We hope this helped you solve your Wacom-driver troubles on Mac.
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Last updated: March 26, 2019
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