How To Install Fujitsu ScanSnap Drivers With No Optical Drive

How To Install Fujitsu ScanSnap Drivers With No Optical Drive

This video on Installing A ScanSnap Without An Optical Drive is part of a series of quick videos on paperless tips and topics. View more in the series here.

Burned DVDBoth the MacBook Air and the new Mac Minis do not come with a DVD drive. I actually agree with this move as optical media is both annoying and old school, but what do you do when you have some hardware with drivers on a DVD?

I recently had to install the drivers for my ScanSnap S1300 on my new MacBook Air, so I made a video about two options that you have:

  1. Request a download from Fujitsu
  2. Use DVD Sharing and Remote Disc to access another Mac’s optical drive

I made a video of the process, so you can view the video below, or click here to watch it on YouTube. If you are able to, I recommend that you watch it with HD turned on.

Do you have any other ways of loading drivers on a machine with no optical drive other than the ones that I’ve outlined here?

(Photo by NightRStar)

About the Author

Brooks Duncan helps individuals and small businesses go paperless. He's been an accountant, a software developer, a manager in a very large corporation, and has run DocumentSnap since 2008. You can find Brooks on Twitter at @documentsnap or @brooksduncan. Thanks for stopping by.

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ALS - May 5, 2012 Reply

Another way to install software – create ISO image of DVD on another computer, copy it to a flash drive, mount on Macbook Air.

    Brooks Duncan
    Brooks Duncan - May 6, 2012 Reply

    Great suggestion ALS, thanks!

thomas - September 26, 2011 Reply

the only idea that came to me at that moment when i had to install the drivers into my windows 7 netbook was to use a disc imaging tool. After the image was created I opened (mounted) the image onto the virtual cd drive in the netbook. With that the CD's installation process had begun as if i had an actual physical drive, from then on installation was a breeze. …..after going through this process I learned that ….i could download the files directly from fujitsu, lol an experience nonetheless.

***when downloading the files from Fujitsu. I noticed it didn't come with the abby software like it does on the actual cd's***

    Brooks Duncan
    Brooks Duncan - September 27, 2011 Reply

    Thanks for the tip Thomas. I didn't know that the Fujitsu download doesn't include Abbyy.I seem to remember from my Windows day that you can also set an optical drive to Shared from one PC to the other (as long as you are on the same network), so maybe my video would be more or less replicable on Windows too?

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