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How To Setup Scan to Network Folders?

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Here are some instructions for using your Sharp scanner to scan to network folders on Windows 10. Since many of our customers have upgraded to Windows 10 or received new computers with it pre-installed, we’re providing them with these basic instructions. The process for creating new users and using existing users for scanning authentication has become complicated, but with these DIY tips, you should be able to figure it out.

It’s important to note that you don’t have to obey these directions to the letter. You are welcome to search to existing shared folders or use your existing sign-in information, but these guidelines can assist you.

How to Scan to Network Folders on a Sharp Copier – Do It Yourself

Set up scanning to a shared network folder on a Sharp copier with these step-by-step instructions. You’ll need the IP address of your Sharp printer and a little bit of willpower, but it’s doable. I am confident in your abilities. Using the video above as a guide, pause as appropriate.

Here are some instructions for using your Sharp scanner to scan to network folders on Windows 10. Since many of our customers have upgraded to Windows 10 or received new computers with it pre-installed, we’re providing them with these basic instructions. The process for creating new users and using existing users for scanning authentication has become complicated, but with these DIY tips, you should be able to figure it out.
It’s important to note that you don’t have to obey these directions to the letter. You are welcome to search to existing shared folders or use your existing sign-in information, but these guidelines can assist you.

Getting Started

You’ll need your printer’s IP address before you begin. If you don’t know the printer’s IP, you can print it from the computer using the instructions in this post: How to Print a Status Page with Network Configuration Information.

  1. Create the Scanning Authentication User.
  2. By typing Control Panel into the search bar at the bottom of the page, then pressing Control Panel, you can access the control panel.
  3. Go to User Accounts and choose it.
  4. Click User Accounts once more.
  5. Select Manage a different account.
  6. In the PC settings, click Add a new user.
  7. Add another user to this computer by clicking the Add button.
  8. I don’t have this person’s sign-in information, so click I don’t have this person’s sign-in information.
  9. Select Add a user without a Microsoft Account from the drop-down menu.
  10. Enter your preferred account name and password, as well as a hint in case you forget it. Next should be selected.

Create and Share the Folder You want to Scan to

  1. Navigate to the C: drive, or wherever you want your scan folder to be, in Windows Explorer. Switch to New > Folder by right-clicking on the empty field.
  2. After giving your folder a name, right-click on it and select Properties. After that, go to the Sharing tab and press the Share button.
  3. You can type Anyone in the box next to Add and then press Add. Then, at the bottom, alter the permission level to Read/Write and press Share.
  4. To open a new explorer window in that folder, double-click on the direction.
  5. Condense the path by clicking on the address bar, then right-click and copy the folder path.
  6. Create the button in the Sharp Copier’s Address Book.
  7. Type the IP address of your copier into the address bar of a web browser to access the copier’s web page. You should have printed this before we started; if you don’t have the IP, look at the top of the list.
  8. Select the Address Book tab and then Add.
  9. Enter the Address Name; this is what the touch screen on the copier would read, so a person’s name or a department works better.
  10. Shift to the Network Folder tab by scrolling down. Paste the copied folder path into the folder path box, then type the username and password you generated earlier into the username and password boxes.
  11. You can use your usual sign-in details or your domain username/password if you want, but I find that creating a local user with a password that will never change is simpler and more permanent.
  12. Submit the form.

Final Thoughts

The Sharp can now search to your shared network folder successfully. More detail on setting up complex functions for your Sharp copier can be found under the How To tab.

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