Problem getting rid of printer colour profiles.

Discussion in 'Digital Cameras' started by Eric Stevens, Apr 1, 2010.

  1. Eric Stevens

    Eric Stevens Guest

    I use a Windows XP computer system.

    My printer is now an Epson 3800 but previously it was an Epson 1800.

    Not withstanding that I have uninstalled the Epson 1800 I find my
    system still contains the Epson 1800 ICM (ICC) files which were loaded
    with the original driver and these continue to show up in the list of
    profiles available for use with my image processing software.

    This is a d*** nuisance as I have no need for them. I already have too
    many and I now want to clutter things further by loading an additional
    batch for Hahnemuhle Paper.

    My question is, how do I get rid of these unwanted profiles?

    I have no problem finding these files. A global search for files named
    *.ICM or files containing 1800 locates them all over the place. If I
    right-click on them I am offered the option to 'uninstall' but all
    attempts do do so fail for unexplained reasons. I suspect they are
    tied into the system registery in some way. In a more civilised
    operating system I could just delete the offending files and all would
    be well but from previous experience with Windows I am reluctant to do
    this if entries should also be removed from the registry.

    Can anyone help me with this problem? I will be eternally grateful
    (talk is cheap :) to anyone who can tell me what to do.

    Eric Stevens
    Eric Stevens, Apr 1, 2010
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  2. Eric Stevens

    Better Info Guest

    Install a little "Color Control Panel Applet" program from mickysoft.


    Then go to Start > Settings > Control Panel > Color

    Though personally, I leave all color profiles on my system. I find that
    sometimes mixing and matching affords better results than what is bundled
    with some products.
    Better Info, Apr 1, 2010
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  3. Eric Stevens

    Eric Stevens Guest

    Many thanks.

    Unfortunately my first attempt at installing it generated '... an
    exception which cannot be handled.'

    I'll try again tomorrow after I have rebooted the machine.

    Eric Stevens
    Eric Stevens, Apr 1, 2010
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    Peter Guest

    Unless you are VERY comfortable using regedit, don't even think of trying
    it. It's all too easy to mess up your machine. In any event, make a backup
    of the registry first.
    Peter, Apr 3, 2010
  5. Eric Stevens

    Eric Stevens Guest

    I've now done that with no subsequent problems that I could see.

    What made me nervous was the option in the 'properties' dropper for
    the individual profiles for me to 'uninstall' which made me think that
    there was more to this than a collection of individual 'icm' files to
    be merely deleted. Then when the damned files wouldn't 'uninstall' I
    began to wonder if they were somehow linked in with other software and
    possibly the registry. There was also the fact that they seemed to be
    sprinkled in a number of places, including 'Documents and Settings'. I
    didn't know how they got where they did, or what they did when they
    got there. I still don't know, but now I don't care. Many thanks for
    goading me into doing the obvious.

    Eric Stevens
    Eric Stevens, Apr 4, 2010
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