Stop ScanSnap From Prompting You When You Scan

Stop ScanSnap From Prompting You When You Scan

This video on stopping the Fujitsu ScanSnap from prompting you is part of a series of quick videos on paperless tips and topics. View more in the series here.

Often when you scan with the ScanSnap, it prompts to you set the filename and folder. This can be handy because you can get everything done in one step and don’t need to mess around with the file after.

However, if you are scanning a bunch of documents at once, it can really slow you down. This video shows you how to disable the popup so that your scans go right into a folder, and you can deal with the files later.

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.

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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Eli Peart - May 9, 2019 Reply

THANK YOU! I’ve been tearing my hair out over this. This system is not intuitive at all, so thanks for creating a simple hand-holding tutorial on it!

Paris Pitts - January 11, 2017 Reply

Nice tutorial. Needs an update. If you inadvertently select rename file after scanning, it will still prompt you.

ikomrad - November 27, 2015 Reply

Thank you this was very helpful. I did not think to set application to “none”. I was scanning to Evernote but it was leaving PDF’s in the default scan folder. I have another folder set up to automatically add any pdfs added to it to Evernote.

What I did was scan to folder, then set app to none, and now PDF’s are created in that automatic upload folder . Again, it will add the pdf to Evernote and delete it, automatically!

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