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04-26-2015 08:09 PM
I am running a Mac with Yosemite and am having a hell of a time tyring to scan; they keep saying I need to setup a network folder. I've tried with no success. I even tried setting up scanning to email, with no luck. PLEASE HELP ME!
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04-27-2015 12:09 AM
Apple have implemented the new SMBX 3 protocol for sharing a folder from Yosemite.
Follow Method One below to update the latest firmware, it is required for the printer to connect to a shared folder from Yosemite:
Next create a folder and right click it (CTRL+ Left click) and select Get Info, check the box next to Share folder.
Under the permissions section ensure your user account have read and write permissions.
From System Preferences select Sharing, ensure that File sharing is enabled and click the Edit / Options button.
Ensure the SMB option is checked and the user is listed and selected, add the user if required.
Now try adding the printer into the EWS page of the printer (The printer homepage, can be accessed by typping the printer UTL into Safari) and under Scan select Network folder nd setup the folder using the user and password account.
Set the path as the computer IP and then the shared folder name (e.g. \\10.0.0.0\scan).
Please let me know of any problem.
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01-03-2017 03:52 PM
Create the Shared folder using the smb setup as described previously. I called mine "Scanned" without spaces or special characters, just to simply things.
For display name, use whatever nameyou want - "Scanned Docs" or whatever.
this is the "\\" followed by the smb network path of your computer, followed by "\" and then the name of the shared folder.
This is the simplifed basic name (not the display name) of your user account. Found here: Macintosh HD --> Users --> Ronindoc
(for instance - the display or loging name may be "ronindoc's Mac" but in the Users folder, it's just listed as "Ronindoc", so use that name.
Password - the password for the account to log you into your Mac - what you enter when you crank up the machine.
This worked for me, it just took many, many tries to get this correct.
<your user name here>
<your password here>
03-30-2017 12:06 AM
I'm still struggling with getting my HP M476dw connected to my imac via IP network folder (Scan to a Network Folder). I'm on Sierra and have created shared folder called HPScans in my Dcouments folder that shows up on the root as a shared folder.
I identified my computer IP address in System Prefs > Sharing and have tried to input it several different ways with back and forward slashes to see if that would fix the problem. Per the direction, i have tried:
...but still won't connect.
I put in my user ID (matches my root home folder name) and pw i use at startup. I also added a PIN in the settings.
Anyone have any other thoughts? Thank you.
05-31-2017 11:17 AM
Yes. I named the folder in Documents -- HPScans. Just errors out after awhile saying "Connecting to HPScans" and then "Cannot connect to [IP Address]\[Home folder]\HPScans. Ensure the shared folder name is correct." Can't seem to figure out what it is because that is the name of the shared folder.
Should I move it out of the Documents folder perhaps and to the root home folder?
05-31-2017 11:43 AM
In sharing setup in the Mac system prefs, delete any folder share you tried. Try then to share the folder again.
You have to go thru sharing setup to ensure the folder is shared correctly internet the Mac sharing setup, then use the HP tools to match it up. Remove the PIN you created at first until you can get it to work.
This was very frustrating, took many trials and errors, then finally like a piece of the puzzle that just takes a tiny bit more pressure to fit, it clicked and has been solidly working. I'll try screen shots if you can't get it, but may take a few days...
05-31-2017 11:45 AM