04-18-2012 10:57 AM
The .VFS is a temporary file to enable faster browsing from the card. It is not the actual scan.
Some model have a setting where you can turn this off.
- Press Setup.
- Use the down arrow key to select Preferences.
- Press OK.
- Use the down arrow key to select Enable Faster Browsing.
- Press OK.
- Select OFF.
- Press OK
I was an HP employee.
Kudos are appreciated if I have helped you.
04-18-2012 11:56 AM
Thanks. I did that. Can't imagine why one would want to save an unuseable scanned file in the *.VFS format.
I followed your instructions and then checked my USB drive. The *.VFS file had been in plain view, but I had to do a search to find the *.jpg file, buried in an existing DCIM folder on the USB drive. Do you know why it would save the jpg file to a folder (there were other folders) instead of saving it to the G: drive?
02-27-2015 06:40 AM
Thank you. I scanned to a USB key and although I did not find or have a DCIM folder; your reply sent me on a search for some folder similar. The scanner had created its own folder HPSCANS and dumped the scan there.
11-30-2016 12:45 AM
In Officejet Pro 8720, the suggestion for turning off .VFS scans is irrelevant (there is no down arrow, etc). The more important issue is why an otherwise fabulous printer creates an unusal file that can't be opened. Please fix this -- AND tell me how to convert a VFS file to a PDF ("scan" = PDF). Thanks!
06-20-2017 02:21 PM
YOU ARE AMAZING!!! I just spent over an hour trying to find a "safe" program to open the .vfs file. Following your directions, I located the actual scan!! In a completely different folder structure, which is stupid . . . but you are amazing. THANK YOU 🙂
08-25-2019 12:05 PM
I found it in HPSCANS and the advice about going to preferences is not applicable for my printer. What I don't understand is that before I did the scanning I specifically picked PDF and it also created this unneeded and confusing VHS file.