This article explains how to remove the Epson drivers for your All-In-One.
You may require this procedure if you simply wish to remove the Epson software from your system, or you wish to remove the software to try to resolve a problem you are experiencing with the Epson drivers or software.
If you have been experiencing difficulties printing from or scanning to your computer, there may be a communication issue. Ensure that you have followed the troubleshooting article that addresses the issue you are experiencing. If the issue remains, the printer and scanner driver may need to be fully uninstalled.
Power off the All-In-One and disconnect the USB cable.
Uninstall EPSON Printer Software and EPSON Scan from Programs and Features. If EPSON Scan is not listed, look for and remove EPSON TWAIN.
Click on the Start menu, then Control Panel.
Open Programs and Features.
Locate and double-click on EPSON Printer Software. A size will not be stated, this is normal. If EPSON Printer Software is not listed, look for and remove EPSON xxxxx Series Printer Uninstall (where 'xxxxx' represents the model name).
Click Continue if you receive a Windows permission request to "Uninstall or change an application".
The EPSON Printer Utility window will appear.
Click on the Epson printer icon that corresponds to the printer you wish to uninstall and click OK.
Answer Yes to all prompts to complete the uninstall process.
Click OK to the "Uninstall complete" notification.
Repeat this procedure until all Epson printer drivers are uninstalled.
Once complete, remove EPSON Scan. (If you have an older All-In-One such as the CX3200/CX5200/CX5400 and installed software from the CD-ROM, look for EPSON TWAIN 5 instead.)
Double-click on EPSON Scan in the list. If you are asked to restart the computer at any point, choose 'No'.
Once complete, you may wish to remove any EPSON software that was bundled with your printer e.g. EPSON File Manager, EPSON Easy Photo Print.
Once the uninstall process has finished, close Programs and Features.
Browse to the inf folder from the Start Search menu, Windows Explorer, or Computer:
Open Windows Explorer or Computer.
Navigate to the drive that Windows is installed on (usually C:).
Open the windows folder.
Open theinf folder.
If you cannot locate the inf folder, click on start and type 'Run' into the Start Search box. (Or hold Windows logo key + R.). Type inf into the blank Open: box then press Enter.
You will now need to search for the Epson 'oem' files in the Windows inffolder.
Locate the files labelled OEMxx.inf (where xx is a number from 0, 1, 2, etc. upwards). The oem files you locate may not display the .infextension.
There are normally two oem files that share the same number. For example with oem0 there would normally be oem0 and oem0.PNF.
oem.inf file: oem.PNF file:
Start with the first oem.inf file (usually oem0.inf).
You cannot open a .PNF file.
Double-click on the file and it will open in the Notepad program.
Check for 'SEIKO EPSON' or 'EPSON' within the first few lines of text.
If it does not say "SEIKO EPSON" or "EPSON" within the first few lines, close the file and check the next oem file. To close a file, click on theclose icon found in the top-right of the program window.
You must not edit any OEM files.
If 'SEIKO EPSON' is listed within the first few lines and the name of your All-In-One is listed further down, close and delete the file. To delete it, right-click on the file icon then left-click on Delete from the menu.
You must not delete any OEMxx files that do not contain 'SEIKO EPSON'.
Click Yes to the 'Confirm Delete' prompt, to send the file to the Recycle Bin. Then delete its corresponding oem.pnf file.
In the example below, oem40.inf is a SEIKO EPSON file. This should be deleted along with oem40.PNF.
Continue to check each OEMxx.inf file in turn, following the procedure above.
Once all OEMxx.inf files have been checked, close the inf folder.
Remove the Epson files from the w32x86 (Windows Vista 32-bit) and the x64 folder (Windows Vista 64-bit).
Open Windows Explorer or Computer.
From here, browse to: C:\Windows\system32\spool\drivers.
In the drivers folder you should find the folders Color and w32x86. (Windows 64-bit users: you may also find an x64 folder.)
Right-click on the w32x86 folder and left-click Delete. Do the same again if you have a x64 folder, as both contain files relating to your Epson product.
Deleting the w32x86 folder will remove all installed printer drivers including non-Epson printer drivers. To continue using any printers/All-In-Ones, you will need to reinstall the software after you have completed all the steps in this article.
However, if you have a non-Epson printer installed and do not want to remove its software, follow the steps below to remove only the Epson printer driver files. This ensures that you will not have to reinstall printer software for any non-Epson printing devices.
Open the w32x86 or x64 folders to display the contents.
Delete any Epson or EP files from the w32x86, x64 and 3 folders.
Confirm that you want to remove the files to the Recycle Bin.
Remove the Epson folder from the (C:) drive. Open Computer. Open Local Disk (C:) - or the hard drive that Windows is installed on. Locate and delete the EPSON folder. Right-click on the folder icon and left-click on Delete.
Delete the PrinterDriverTemp and the Epson printer name folders from C:\Program Files\EPSON.
Locate and open the Program Files folder.
Locate and open the EPSON folder.
Locate the folder named after your Epson printer model.
Right-click on the folder icon and left-click on Delete.
If you have more than one Epson printer installed, delete all folders relating to the individual Epson printer models.
In C:\Program Files\EPSON, locate the PrinterDriverTemp folder.
Right-click on the PrinterDriverTemp folder, then left-click on Delete.
Confirm that you want to delete the file then close the window.
Delete the escndv folder from twain_32 in the Windows folder.
Open Local Disc (C:) again and open the Windows folder.
Double-click on the yellow twain_32 folder.
If there is a folder called escndv, right-click on the escndv folder and left-click on Delete.
Click Yes to the Confirm File Delete prompt.
If you have the CX3200/CX5200/CX5400 and have installed the software from the original CD-ROM, escndv will not be listed. Instead, look for a folder called EPFB*(where * represents a number e.g. 4, or 5) and delete the EPFB*folder.
Close the window. Do not delete any other files or folders.
Open Computer, then click on the Organise option from across the top of the window and select Folder and Search Options.
The Folder Options window appears. Click on the View tab.
Underneath Hidden files and folders ensure that the option for Show hidden files and folders is selected then click Apply and OK.
Still in Computer, open your hard disk drive (usually C:). Then open the Users folder, followed by the folder with your user name on it e.g. 'PC User'.
In this folder, open the AppData folder then the EPSON folder. If not listed here open the Temp folder within the AppData folder, followed by the EPSON folder.
Within the EPSON folder, delete the ESCNDV folder.
If you have the CX3200/CX5200/CX5400 and have installed the software from the original CD-ROM, an ESCNDV folder will not be listed - look for and delete the EPFB* (where * represents a number e.g. EPFB5).
Return to Users and open the folder that has your username on it.
Open the Local folder.
Open the Temp folder and look for the following files:
Twain.log Twainxxx.MTX Twunkxxx.MTX
'xxx' represents a number such as Twain001.MTX, Twain002.MTX, Twunk002.MTX etc.
If these files already exist they are just read. Some cleaning programs operate by overwriting the contents of these files but not deleting the filename. Then the Source Manager is unable to read the data and does not create new copies of the files as they already exist. If this happens the Source Manager is unable to open, thus there is no TWAIN support available for any application.
Delete the Twain.log, Twainxxx.MTX, Twunkxxx.MTX files from the folder. Close all windows back to the Desktop and restart the computer. To restart the computer, click Start, click the arrow then Restart.
Once the computer has restarted, right-click on the Recycle Bin icon (located on the Desktop). A menu will appear; left-click on Empty, or Empty Recycle Bin. Click Yes to the prompt to delete the items in the Recycle Bin.
Make sure that your All-In-One is still powered off and disconnected from the computer.
The Epson printer and scanner drivers for your All-In-One are now uninstalled.
If you need to reinstall the drivers for your All-In-One, do so using either the original CD-ROM (if the product was released after mid-2007) or the latest and recommended drivers from the Epson Support website.
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