06-29-2020 12:57 PM
I have been using HP smart android app a lot in my Huawei mate 10 pro mobile for no less than 2 years. I used it for scanning many many papers and documents. Today I was going to view some previously scanned documents, but unfortunately I found nothing ! Usually all the scanned documents are stored in a specific folder (Album) in the Gallery. Also they are stored in the HP smart app itself (in "PDFs" and "My photos" folders).
I tried to search the scanned files but nothing was found neither in the app nor the Gallery! This was so disappointing as I really have been using it for years and scanned a lot of extremely important documents!
Kindly, note that I did not uninstalled the app before, I did not reset the mobile, did not delete any of these folders before!
Please, anyone can help me ?
Did anyone face such a problem before?
07-01-2020 02:50 PM
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A folder called HP Scans will created in the internal memory of your phone.
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07-01-2020 03:40 PM - edited 07-01-2020 03:44 PM
Thanks for your reply.
Unfortunately, I found nothing in that folder (it's empty).
Regarding the product number, I don't use/associate any printer! Basically, I just use the mobile app for scanning (the app depends on the mobile camera).
The HP Smart mobile app stores the scanned documents (as JPG or PDF files) inside the app itself, in the Gallery as well. But unfortunately, I didn't find any of previously scanned documents in the app nor in the Gallery (nor in the internal memory).
What I noticed is that after the last update (occured a week ago), many people reported the same problem in their app (according to the last reviews in the PLAY STORE). So I don't know if it related to a developer problem or what exactly!
But what I know is that I lost maaaany extremely important scanned documents....so any help please??
((Mobile: Huawei mate 10 pro /// Android 10))
07-02-2020 01:57 PM
After the last software update for the HP Smart app. (which was in Jun. 24, 2020), I lost all the files in the app.
So the lost files were only related to this app, other apps' files in my mobile are still there.
07-02-2020 02:59 PM
I'd suggest you Contact HP in your region for further assistance.
If you are having trouble navigating through the above options, it's most likely because the device is out of warranty. If yes? please send me a private message with the region you are contacting us from. Check next to your profile Name, you should see a little blue envelope, please click on it.
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07-03-2020 03:34 PM
I have brought your issue to the attention of an appropriate team within HP. They will likely request information from you in order to look up your case details or product serial number. Please look for a private message from an identified HP contact. Additionally, keep in mind not to publicly post personal information (serial numbers and case details).
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07-19-2020 08:25 PM
I facing above same problem same issues ( lost all scanned important papers for two years) after updated Hp smart app on my samsung galaxy note 9 android 10. I lost whole folder (folder name is Images) in gallery. I living in UAE ,Dubai. I was very upset and angry. Please help and give me a solutions to recover all of my scanned files.