Where do scanned documents go?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by danbee46, Dec 3, 2009.

  1. danbee46 macrumors newbie

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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?
     
  2. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    The default is Pictures in your home folder, IIRC.
     
  3. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    The scanning software most likely has a setting in Preferences where you can choose the location.
     
  4. eawmp1 macrumors 601

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    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.
     
  5. danbee46 thread starter macrumors newbie

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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.
     
  6. Consultant macrumors G5

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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
     
  7. Macandcheese717 macrumors newbie

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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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