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HP Officejet 9018
macOS 10.14 Mojave

Suddenly when I opened my HP Smart program to scan it quits as it begins to open. Other functions such as Print and Smart Tasks work. I uninstalled and reinstalled without success. I am using OS 10.15 Catalina which is the only change I've made to my Mac.

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 @HR2, Welcome to HP Support Community!

 

Try using Apple image capture and see if that works. This will help us isolate the issue.

Apple Image Capture comes with macOS and OS X and provides a quick and simple way to scan.

 

 Apple Image Capture

  1. Place the document or photo print side down on the scanner glass, and then close the scanner lid.

    If your printer has an automatic document feeder (ADF), use it to scan multiple page documents at one time.

       CAUTION: 

    Do not load photos in the ADF.

  2. Open Finder , and then click Go in the top menu bar.

  3. Click Applications, and then double-click Image Capture.

  4. Click your printer name in the Devices or Shared list.

    NOTE: 

    If a Software for this device is not installed message displays after you select your printer, click Install, and then follow the instructions to complete the installation.

  5. Click Show Details at the bottom of the screen.

    A preview of the scan displays, and then change any of the following settings:

    • Scan Mode: Select the scanning bed or automatic document feeder.

    • Kind: Set scan as color, black and white, or optimized for text only documents.

    • Resolution: Higher resolution produces better quality images by using more dots (pixels) per inch. Higher resolution increases the file size of the scan. Use a higher resolution for scans with graphics or items that require the best detail. If you are scanning black and white text, higher resolution is not necessary.

    • Size: Use a standard paper size or select the Use Custom Size option.

    • Scan to: Select the folder you want scans to save to or use the Mail option to attach the scan to an Apple Mail email message.

    • Name: Type a name for the saved scan file.

    • Format: Select the file type for the scan.

      NOTE: 

      To save multiple page documents or multiple images into a single file, select the PDF or TIFF format, and then select the box next to Combine into single document. This feature is only available with these formats.

    • Image Correction: Click the pop-up menu, and then select Manual to display color change options such as brightness and saturation.

  6. Click Scan.

If this works, you can try the steps below-

 

The Library folder contains personalization, preference and cache files of the HP Smart app. Let's try removing HP Smart App and it's associated files from the Library folder:

 

1.) Open Finder and click Applications

2.) Move HP Smart App to Trash and clear the Trash.

3.) Open Finder then click Go and Click Home.

4.) Click View then Click Show View Options. Check the box Show Library Folder.

The change is instantaneous and the Library folder will immediately become visible.

5.) Open Library and Open Application Support, move HP Smart folder to Trash and clear the Trash

6.) Download and install the HP Smart App and scan.

 

Hope this helps! Keep me posted. 

 

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TEJ1602. That worked - problem solved! Many thanks for your help and the quick response. 

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@HR2

 

That's great! Happy to hear that.

 

Let me know if you need any further assistance.

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