Where do scanned documents go?

danbee46

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May 13, 2009
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This may be a really dumb question. I have an iMac and just bought an all-in-one hp printer. I just scanned a document and now can't find it. Where do scanned docs go?
 

GGJstudios

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May 16, 2008
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The scanning software most likely has a setting in Preferences where you can choose the location.
 

eawmp1

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Feb 19, 2008
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This may be a really dumb question. I have an iMac and just bought an all-in-one hp printer. I just scanned a document and now can't find it. Where do scanned docs go?
Wherever your scanner software directs it to go. Open you scanner software, check under preferences. Destination for documents should be an option. You can select ANY destination you wish.
 

danbee46

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Original poster
May 13, 2009
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Thanks for the input, but still can't find scan.
It is not in the pictures folder and the scanning software does not have anything that will let me choose a destination.
Still playing with it.
 

Consultant

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Jun 27, 2007
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search for each one of these

.jpg
.pdf

sort by date, and see the most recent.

There is always a place to change saved document locations.
google: hp printer default scan location mac
 

Macandcheese717

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Jul 14, 2017
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I know this is an old question, but this may help others. Open "Macintosh HD", then "Users", then open the icon with the house (probably called your name), then open "pictures". It was there by default for me, so if it's not, you probably at some point set it to go somewhere else. I don't know how to find it in that case.

This is using a MacBook Pro, running OS X El Capitan, version 10.11.6
 

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