Scanning to a share in Windows 7

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Hi Everyone,

I'm trying to set up a scanner to scan directly to a remote share on a Windows 7 64-bit pc.  It's a standalone machine, no domain.  The user can map to the share no problem through Windows, has al lthe access.

But I can't make the scanner point to the share, it only goes to My Documents\Scanned Doscuments locally.  under the Scan Routing dropdown box, I put in a share location at the bottom, but no luck.  It keeps pointing to that local folder.

Any idea how to do this?

Thanks,

Theo
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Joe WinogradDeveloper
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Theo,

Need some more info in order to try to help you:

What scanner (manufacturer and model)? What scanning software (Acrobat, PaperPort, IrfanView, et al.)? What driver – ISIS, TWAIN, WIA, proprietary? If proprietary, what? Edition of W7?

Regards, Joe

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Joe, it is a Windows 7 64-bit Professional.  HP LaserJet 3055, with PCL5.  Not sure what else.  


Thanks,

Theo
Joe WinogradDeveloper
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Unfortunately, HP does not provide TWAIN drivers for the 3055. Their recommendation for this model is to use the software in W7 for scanning. Here's a link to their article on the subject:

http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Document.jsp?&objectID=c02539136

After following the instructions in the above article, let me know if it's still not working. Btw, the article talks about scanning with Paint – are you using that? If not, what software are you trying to scan with? What I'm trying to understand is that your question mentions a "Scan Routing dropdown box" – what program is that in? Regards, Joe
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Oh, that.  I'm using the standard WIndows Scan and Fax built-in utility.

Thanks,

Theo
Joe WinogradDeveloper
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Theo,
I suggest trying another piece of software to scan. IrfanView is excellent freeware that I've been using for many years:
http://www.irfanview.com/

Click the Download link on the left to download IrfanView and click the PlugIns link on the left to download the PlugIns, which are needed to give you PDF capability.

When you run IrfanView, click the File menu and pick <Select TWAIN Source...>. There likely won't be a TWAIN driver, but you should see a WIA driver. Highlight that and click the Select button. Then click the File menu again and pick <Acquire/Batch scanning...>. You will see a <Destination directory> field. See if it will let you enter in, or browse to, the desired share location. Regards, Joe

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Thanks, I'll try that.

I've actually used irfanview for years too, but never for scanning.

Theo
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Great! When you do the <Select TWAIN Source...> in IrfanView, let me know all of the choices that it shows.
The User Guide shows how to scan to other PCs, for both USB and network connections. It starts on pg 172 of the PDF:

http://bizsupport.austin.hp.com/bc/docs/support/SupportManual/c00495173/c00495173.pdf

As the 3055 does have a network i/f, that connection is preferred over USB; for one thing it will let you print & scan even when the sharing PC is turned off.

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