Where are my scanned documents?

Discussion in 'OS X' started by Jack Sparrow, Apr 2, 2010.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Apr 1, 2010
    I have an iMac (Snow Leopard 10.6.2) with a HP Photosmart scanner/printer and have just scanned about a dozen documents. My problem is I can't find them. Where do they default save to and how do I change this default?
  2. Guest


    Sep 7, 2008
    forlod bygningen
    Have you looked at the scanning application's preferences (CMD+,)?

    Normally they either should be in Users / YOU / Pictures or Users / YOU / Documents, and then in a sub-folder maybe.

    You can also use Spotlight to look for them (.tif, .jpg, .pdf, .etc).

    Maybe even the HELP of the scanning application might be able to help you?
  3. Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    Each scanning app has its own preferences of where it stores the images. You should be able to select the destination either at scanning time or through the preferences. I'd read your help/documentation to determine where.

    Also using spotlight to search for them may be helpful. My Epson scanner defaults to imgxx for its file name where xx is an incremental number.
  4. macrumors member

    Nov 10, 2006
    Dundee Scotland
    with an hp scanner they go into your documents under a folder called "scanned documents "
  5. thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 1, 2010
    Found them but don't know how. Initially, the HP scan window opened but did not provide any options for save etc so I can only presume they didn't save anywhere. After a reboot, entered the HP scan window through applications and this gave me the options to save etc etc. I'm only new on this iMac so for someone who uses it as infrequently as me, it might take some time. Thanks
  6. macrumors newbie

    Jul 31, 2011
    Hard drive/users/yourname/documents/scanner output
    Dilbert designed it.
    You may also find various long lost files in that second to last step
    p.s. If you figure out how to save scans in smaller files THAT will be big.
  7. macrumors 6502a

    Apr 18, 2011
    Go to your Finder Sidebar and click on "Today", or "This Week", depending on when you scanned them.

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