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HP Director won't launch

by Bluebell21 / July 11, 2007 1:18 PM PDT

Recently updated to OS 10.4; then had to download a new driver for my HP PSC 750 printer. All is well until I try to launch the HP Director. Nothing happens. In fact I can't find the HPO Director anywhere except as the alias I placed in the dock. Nothing in the HP Photo and Imaging Director folder.

I have read numerous forums discussing this problem and offering solutions, but all refer to an incompatability problem with IE7. I am of course using a Mac, and I run IE 5.2 for MAC, so none of those solutions help - at least I don't think so.

Any help?

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HP Director
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / July 11, 2007 9:53 PM PDT

If this app has truly disappeared, you could try reinstalling it from the original disks.

Before that, try using Spotlight to search for all instances of "Director" and see what it turns up.

On the subject of IE 5.2 for Mac. Hopefully that was just a statement of what you have on your machine, not an admission that you actually use that outdated, and not secure, browser.
IE5.2 has not been updated since 2001 and has not been supported by MS for a number of years.


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HP Director won't launch
by Bluebell21 / July 11, 2007 11:28 PM PDT
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You're correct. I do have IE on my computer, but use Safari 99% of the time. Every so often a page will not open from Safari, or I get a message that a site has been "optimized for use with Internet Explorer," so I do use IE on occasion.

I did use Spotlight to discover Director is no where on my computer other than the alias.

I do not have any orignal discs - at least I don't remember doing anything but downloading the print driver I needed. Are you speaking about discs that may have come with the printer?

Thanks for a quick reply to a new user of any kind of forum.

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by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / July 12, 2007 6:18 AM PDT

Yes, I was referring to the disks that came with the printer.

Try installing the HP Director again, using the original disks.

See what happens


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Before you do that though.
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / July 12, 2007 6:29 AM PDT
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HP Driver download
by Bluebell21 / July 12, 2007 7:54 AM PDT

I had downloaded the driver directly from HP - the exact address you mentioned.

I thnk you're correct; there is now something called "Director Docker" (buried in a folder in the HP application folder), but it does absolutely nothing. It doesn't launch and/or open anything.

I can still do everything I need to do, but getting to the scanner, checking for ink levels, etc. is just not as convenient as it was.

I'll keep exploring. Maybe I'm missing something very easy or obvious.

Thanks again.

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