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Want Scan Shortcut on Desktop

Product Name: HP OfficeJet Pro 6978
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 (64-bit)

When I installed the full software for my HP 6978 printer, a desktop shortcut was created to access the printer.  However, what I really, really need is a shortcut directily to "scan from scanner".  

 

And, is there a way to default to .pdf rather than the .jpg the scanner is  now defaulting to?

 

Thank you.

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Re: Want Scan Shortcut on Desktop

Hi,

Open File Explorer and browse to drive C under 'This PC'.

Open Program Files (x86), then open the HP folder and the printer model folder.

Open the bin folder, thereright click HPScan.exe and select Send to > Desktop.

 

When you open the HP Scan software it defaults to Save as JPEG or you may refer to scanning from the printer itself?

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Re: Want Scan Shortcut on Desktop

Hi,

Open File Explorer and browse to drive C under 'This PC'.

Open Program Files (x86), then open the HP folder and the printer model folder.

Open the bin folder, thereright click HPScan.exe and select Send to > Desktop.

 

When you open the HP Scan software it defaults to Save as JPEG or you may refer to scanning from the printer itself?

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Re: Want Scan Shortcut on Desktop

Thnak you so much for the solution - turned out the full software had not be downloaded for my printer.  When I did that, I was able to set up the scan.exe on my desktop and the pdf/jpg question resolved itself.

Thank you again.

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