A great feature of the ScanSnap Windows scanner software is the ability to create Profiles, or pre-defined groups of scanner settings. They allow you to process your documents quickly and efficiently.
Once you get your ScanSnap Manager Profiles set up just the way you want them, how do you back them up? If you get a new machine, how do you move ScanSnap Profiles to a new computer?
Here’s how to backup and move your ScanSnap Manager Profiles on Windows:
Backup ScanSnap Profiles On Windows
First, you need to find the folder where these settings are stored:
On Windows 7 and later, go to File Explorer and navigate to C:\Users\yourusername\AppData\Roaming\PFU\ScanSnap.
yourusername would be replaced with your Windows username.
If you can’t see the “AppData” folder, go up to Tools | Folder Options and set it to be able to see hidden files and folders.
Copying ScanSnap Profiles To A New Windows Computer
Each of those “PFUSsMon0000x” folders corresponds to one of your profiles.
Note: Make sure you have a backup before you do the following:
To move your ScanSnap Manager Profiles to a new computer, do the following:
- Make sure ScanSnap Manager is not running on either computer
- Copy all the files/folders that start with PFUSsMon0000 from the old computer to the new computer’s ScanSnap folder.
- Start ScanSnap Manager on the new computer and disable Quick Menu. Your profiles should be there.
If you want more help with your ScanSnap setup, you might be interested in my Unofficial ScanSnap Setup Guide. Many people have found it helpful.
This article was originally written in December 2008. It was updated in July 2015.