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Common problems HP Solution Center not working : Adobe Flash Player Error and Unable to scan
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Carlito000
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HP Photosmart C4380 Scan as searchable PDF

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HP Photosmart C4380
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Hi have been using this old printer for years scanning household documents as searchable PDFs.using HP Solution center software. I.R.I.S OCR software was also included with the printer.

 

Of course, the whole flash end of life thing happened. I have tried various other scanning programs for win 10 including HPScanExt.msi but none of them have the 'scan as searchable PDF' option available.

 

Has anyone resolved or have an idea how to fix this issue? Changing the date on my PC so HP Solution Center works is not an acceptable fix for me I'm afraid.

 

Thanks and regards.

 

 

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The_Fossette
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@Carlito000

 

I reviewed your post and I understand that you are facing issues scanning.

 

Don’t worry, I assure you I will try my best to get this sorted.

 

Adobe has permanently disabled the Flash Player as of 12-Jan-2021, and as the HP Solution Center software is based on Flash, it may not work as expected. 

 

Here are two other compatible scanning apps, which can be used to scan your photo or document: (I see you have already tried the first one)

 

1. HP Scan Extended: You can Download-Save-Install > HP Scan Extended  

○ If the link above does not work, copy and paste the ftp address below into your browser: https://ftp.hp.com/pub/scanners/HPScanExt/HPScanExt.msi

Or--

2. HP Scan and Capture: You can download and Install HP Scan and Capture app from Microsoft store. Here is the link: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/store

For more information on how to use this app, refer: https://support.hp.com/in-en/document/c04675206

 

NOTE: You must have the HP printer driver software installed on the computer to use these apps. If you did not uninstall HP Printer driver software, then you should have it already.

 

OPTIONAL: Add HP Scan Extended shortcut to Taskbar / Send to Desktop / Pin to Start

• Open File Explorer > Navigate to C:\Program Files (x86)\HP\HP Scan Extended\bin

• Right-Click exe > Select Pin to Taskbar / Send to Desktop / Pin to Start

 

HP Scan Extended features include (and are not limited to): Single, Multiple scans, Image and PDF scans, Email as PDF / JPEG, Source selection, Page Size choices include Auto-Detect (extracts image / document boundary).  May include OCR (Save as Editable Text).

 

Let me know how it goes and you have a great day!

 

P.S: Welcome to the HP Support Community 😊

 

If you wish to show appreciation for my efforts, mark my post as Accept as Solution. Your feedback counts!

 

Cheers!

Stay Home – Stay Safe

The_Fossette
I am an HP Employee

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