Scan to folder windows 10, 8 and 7 (SMB) on Canon IR, HP or other printers


Some printers offer the option to scan a file to a shared folder on a windows or mac computer. In some cases like in Windows 10 1703 (Fall Creators Update) the option to scan to folder is not working like it should .

On windows xp, 7, 8 or 10 you need to share a folder and give rights to the user that uses the computer and on the printer you need to set up the path .

On Canon IR printers :

Name : whatever
Protocol : SMB
Host Name : computer name
Folder Path : scan or whatever
User Name : user connected to computer
Password : password

If the SMB port in enabled on your computer this shoul be enough, if you are using Windows 10 1703 for example you could be into trouble .

See the picture below how to enable SMB on Windows 10 1703 for scanning files to folder with SMB protocol.

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