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How was my MFP able to save scanned document to my computer without a password?

I was scanning document with Canon MB2100 and it asked me where to save it. I choose "Computer" and it showed my Windows computer in a format username (SMBNAME) It didn't ask any passwords, ...
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Kyocera TASKalfa 3252ci - eMail sending suddenly stopped working

Our Kyocera "Scan to eMail" facility suddenly stopped working. I checked the email account settings it uses in Thunderbird email client and it showed a problem (error message after sending ...
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Scan documents longer than 14 inches with Brother scanner using SANE in Linux?

I have a Brother MFC-L3750CDW. I would like to scan documents longer than 14 inches (long receipts) from the feeder. I have found many articles on Brother's website for how to do this with windows ...
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Scan multipage document to PDF with MacOS Preview

While it's easy to scan a page in MacOS Preview, I can't find how to combine multiple pages in a single PDF file. Can anyone help?
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How to hook up a USB Mac scanner to Windows and Linux desktop computers via WiFi?

I would like to be able to set up a Fujitsu ScanSnap S1500M document scanner so it can be used from Windows 7 and Linux desktops via WiFi. The scanner is technically for Apple Macintosh computers, but ...
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SaneTwain won't run on WIN 10

I am trying to use SaneTwain v1.37 under Win 10 Pro 64 bi6 v2iH2 to connect to a Scan Server ( Raspberry Pi, Buster) There aren't may posts on this subject but all I have found seem to be about ...
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Vertical lines appearing in scanned documents

My HP OfficeJet Pro 8620 has served me well, both as a printer and a document scanner. However, recently my scanned documents have started to suffer from vertical lines appearing. As an example, here'...
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Xsane hangs on an Epson XP-440 printer

I am frustrated with this issue because VueScan works fine, so clearly and obviously there's something wrong in the drivers or settings that cause this to fail. And until upgrading to Lubuntu 20....
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Convert coloured book scan pdf to 1 bit black and white

I have a high dpi book scan which is very slow to read, probably owing to the fact that it has all gradation and colourful goodness of the pages and text. I want to get rid of everything extra and ...
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How to get/set default image scanner in windows powershell (WIA)

I am trying to build a program that involves scanning. I am trying to use powershell to just scan a document and save it to a specified location, and I have found a program that I can use through ...
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Share sane scanner over network so Windows can access it

I have two printer/scanners (both Brother MFC-2700DW) and I also have some windows 11 computers and a Mac that's not critical to support but Id still like to. The drivers + windows 11 don't really ...
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Giving out printer/scanner for repair replacement and personal data cached

I have a home printer/scanner (Epson XP235) that has malfunction and needs repair. Do the scanner/printers cache any data (from printed/scanned documents) that I should make sure are wiped out before ...
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Scanning on Lubuntu 20.04LTS isn't working

Have been trying really hard for this one and getting "Vuescan" to work kind of pushed me over the edge. I don't feel I should have to pay for scanning software when Linux has supported ...
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Canon printer error 2, 140, 21

I have a canon Pixma MG2500 series 2570 printer that is 3 years old, and I wanted to test if it would work before scrapping it. To day I installed the drivers from this Canon official website ...
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Using the Fujitsu S300M on Windows

The Fujitsu S300M is a "Mac only" version of the old S300 scanner. How can I use it under Windows 10?
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Why is my EPSON ES-500W scanner leaving skid marks on the paper from the feed rollers?

I have an EPSON ES-500W that I'm using to scan books so I can throw away ones that I still occasionally reference but no longer want taking up space. When scanning the book "SOLIDWORKS 2016 ...
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Unable to use scanner. Scanner detected by system but not by software. Live USB works perfectly but my installed destro could not find the drivers

When I plug in my HP desktop Ink Advantage 3635 in my Debian stable it shows a notification that a printer has been connected but nothing happens after that. I open Xsane but it couldn't find the ...
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How can I scan a document without losing the original quality?

I am scanning in pages from an old book so that I can recreate the font of this book, but the letters are pretty small and if I scan them in at 150 or 300 dpi I won't get the details needed to ...
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How to change the display name of my scanner in Windows 10

I have a "HP ScanJet Flow N7000 snw1" scanner device. Is there a way to rename this scanner? (like "My Scanner"). I don't see any way to do this by selecting the "Manage" ...
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USB port splitter to transfer data to 2 PCs [closed]

Does anyone know of a USB splitter that can transfer data to excel files on 2 PCs? I am looking to have badge scans using one scanner to record on different files on 2 PCs. In short, I need to connect ...
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Can I scan with a HP OfficeJet Pro 9018 without logging into an HP account?

I bought an HP OfficeJet Pro 9018 for its duplex scanning capability. The HP Smart scan application will not scan anything without logging into an HP account. I absolutely do not want anything I ...
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How do I connect a scanner and scan a document on Windows Server 2019?

I have a computer running Windows Server 2019 standard. I know that it isn't the typical use case for Windows Server, but I am trying to connect a Canon TR4520 printer/scanner so I can scan paper ...
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Default scanner settings in Windows 10 for all users

This is my first post here so apologies in advance for any breaches in etiquette... My organisation is using OCR software to scan in forms using Kodak scanners to capture data (on Windows 10). The ...
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Fingerprint scanner doesn't work

I reinstalled windows 10 pro on my laptop, an Asus VivoBook s430fn with an i7, MX150 2gb 1tb hdd, 8gb ram. When I went in sign-in options I tried to set up a fingerprint but it said that it couldn't ...
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Debian simple-scan inoperative shortcuts

I installed Emmabuntus (Debian Buster based) on an ordinosaur computer with LXQt as DE. The simple-scan application v3.30.1.1 is installed by default and works, but the supposed shortcuts ctrl + f and ...
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Brother network multifunction printers: how to modify scan target?

To use the scanner function of a Brother networked multifunction printer on Windows, a software named Control Center has to be installed (it is shipped with the drivers). During the installation of ...
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What purpose does the brush serve at the exit point of a scanner?

I've always wondered what this was used for. This is visible on the underside of my Epson ES-500 form feeding scanner. There are lots of hairs on the brush of this scanner designed for office use. ...
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What causes these patchwork lines in the resulting image from my scanner?

I'm trying to scan some old trading cards (AD&D Trading Cards from 1991) and I'm having trouble getting a good scan result on a flat bed scanner. The issue I'm having is the resulting image ...
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Do scans at a chosen DPI resolution have all the same file size?

If I scan a batch of documents, all the same format — not the same content — at same DPI value, will each page take the same amount of bytes?
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Windows user permissions mean that Epson 2 Scan Utility must be 'Run As Administrator'

I have a Windows 10 64-bit Dell laptop where the account I normally log into was set up by a company which no longer exists. The user name is "Administrator" and here are the details for ...
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Brother DCP-J315W - scanner not working on Windows when using WIA drivers

I was using NAPS2 to scan documents on my Brother DCP-J315W all-in-one (over wi-fi). It was configured in such way that WIA driver was used. My OS is Windows 10 PRO x64 (v.2004). Suddenly scanning ...
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Impossible to scan with Canon Pixma TS5351?

I am using the Canon TS5351 Printer and want to use the scanner. The manual says to download a software called "IJ Scan Utility", but trying to download from the official source it says (...
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Ricoh 3503 Scan to folder not working

Foto I have a problem scanning documents to a folder on Ricoh MP3503 printers. The problem is on some windows 10. The folder on the computer is shared. Smb support included. Admin data provided with a ...
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I need to scan the same Cell in excel all the time

Hi I am scanning Bar Code Products into a spread sheet and when the bar code matches the log it shows a route which is great but after each scan Excel moves on to next cell I need the scanner to ...
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How to get to "Devices and scanners" rather than "Printers & scanners"

Since moving to Windows 10, I found it difficult to access the native scanning of my HP PSC 750. Based on this post, I could access scanning from the "Devices and scanners" panel, but not from the "...
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How do I change language in Epson Scan?

How do I change display language of Epson Scan and related scanner utilities?
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Some buttons on scanner Epson V37/V370 do not work with Windows 10

Unlike in Windows 7, in Windows 10 after installation of Epson drivers, buttons on the scanner work in limited way: Button Supposed function Actual effect As ...
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Unfreeze Epson Perfection 2480 flat-bed scanner from GNU/Linux

So I have been happily using my Epson Perfection 2480 Photo for years from Microsoft Windows 7, Microsoft Windows 10, and various GNU/Linux distributions, and it's still going strong. Occasionally, ...
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How to set up HP wireless scanner in Windows 10?

I have the HP DeskJet 3835 connected to my local network. I installed the printer using the Windows Printers & Scanners settings: But then when I open Windows Scan, the scanner isn't listed. It ...
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Using ScanSnap S510M on macOS Catalina

I have an old Fujitsu ScanSnap S510M scanner that works perfectly well from a hardware perspective. However, as of my upgrade to macOS Catalina, the software no longer works, which effectively bricks ...
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importing ip ranges list as a text file in angry ip scanner

i don't know how to correctly import ip ranges in a text file for angry ip scanner.i did copy the ip ranges from some website and import them in a .txt file like 45.5.0.0-45.5.3.255 45.5.15.0-45.5.15....
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Why is scanning so slow in Debian with new Canon scanner?

I recently replaced an 15 year old HP scanner with a brand new Canon CanoScan LiDE 300. The specs state 10 sec/page in color and 300 dpi. The scanner is now connected to an desktop computer running ...
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Can a second scanner be configured with Brother's Control Center 4 software?

I have a multi purpose printer/scanner Brothers machine, a MFC-9340CDW installed on my windows 10 PC. All features were installed and working correctly. But when I added my other Brothers scanner, an ...
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RICOH AFICIO SP C242SF: I can't install the network scanner but only USB scanner

I have installed the printer and scanner via usb and I have copied the local device by changing the port from USB to TCP/IP address, but the network device (the copy of the local device) can only ...
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Find a driver for Epson Perfection 1240U Photo scanner on Windows 10 64 bit

Epson doesn't officially support this scanner under Win10 64 bit. What to do? After searching around I found the solution myself. Please see below.
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Increase keyboard rate on a USB barcode scanner?

We are using a bar code scanner to scan 2D barcodes. The scanner works as a USB device and prints out the results as if it was a keyboard. The issue is that because of the size of the data it takes ...
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How to format Excel cells to show only a certain part of the code my scanner scans from certain objects?

For ex: When I scan an qr code it shows: Column A1 vbmsavchjas asdhgaskhdgaskhdg_INX7642854858625 but I am only interest in the last characters: Column B1 INX7642854858625 I can use afterwards in ...
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Generic Scanner Driver for windows 10

I have a scanner UMAX astar 5600. The scanner stopped working after I upgraded to windows 10 from windows 7. I managed to make the scanner work again by making use of Samsung scanner drivers(As ...
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Connecting to HP ScanJet 4500 FN 1 on Windows 10

I recently posted a question on the HP community support forum (see this), but past experience suggests I might get a better response here :-). In short, I bought a new HP ScanJet Pro fn 1 a couple ...
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Is there a way to utilize this scanner's full bed?

I have a CanoScan 8800F that's not scanning the full bed which measures 8.75" x 12". It seems to max out at the LTR (upper left) and A4 (bottom right) markers shown in below pic, causing whatever ...
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