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What is SW HElper and why wont it let me connect to my new HP 6970 printer?

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Example:iHP Office Jet pro 6070
macOS 10.15 Catalina

My printer will not download to my Mac because it is asking for a password to SW Helper, of which I have never heard. it downloaded to my PC effortlessly.


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@Ouishamc, Welcome to HP Support Community


This is a gatekeeper issue. Leave the Security & Privacy System Preference window open and allow the app to download and install 🙂


I hope that answers your concern adequately. Let me know!


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