Changing the Computer Which the ScanSnap is Used with

Set up the ScanSnap to use with ScanSnap Home in the new computer system environment after you replaced the computer that you had been using with a new one or you performed a clean installation on a computer that you are using.

The procedure to set up the ScanSnap is as follows:

  1. Preparations Before Setting Up the ScanSnap

  2. Downloading the Software

  3. Installing the Software/Connecting the ScanSnap

  4. Operations After Setting Up the ScanSnap

1 Preparations Before Setting Up the ScanSnap

To change the computer or the computer's system environment which the ScanSnap is used with, you need to make preparations on the computer that you are using.

  1. Export profiles that were created on the computer or in the computer system environment that you are using.

    For details, refer to Importing or Exporting a Profile.

    Save the exported profiles to a folder located in the new computer or new computer system environment.

  2. Export content data records that are managed in ScanSnap Home.

    For details, refer to Exporting Content Data Records.

    Save the exported content data records to a folder located in the new computer or new computer system environment.

  3. Uninstall ScanSnap Home.

    Before uninstalling ScanSnap Home, deactivate the license for ScanSnap Home.

    For details, refer to How to Uninstall the Software.

2 Downloading the Software

On your computer, download the software from here.

  • When your computer is connected to the Internet

    Click [Download Installer] to download the software.

  • When your computer is not connected to the Internet

    On another computer that is connected to the Internet, click [Offline Installer] to download the software in advance.

    Copy the downloaded software to your computer.

Downloading the ScanSnap Software
3 Installing the Software/Connecting the ScanSnap
  1. Run the installer that you saved on your computer.

  2. When the [ScanSnap Home Setup] window (Welcome to ScanSnap Home Setup) appears, click the [Next] button to start installing the software.

    Follow the instructions to install the software.

    Welcome to ScanSnap Home Setup
  3. The window for selecting a model to be connected appears after the installation is complete, select a ScanSnap model that you want to connect and then click the [Start setup] button.

    Select a Scanner to Be Connected and Start the Setup
  4. When the [ScanSnap Home - Connecting ScanSnap] window (Connect the ScanSnap to your computer) is displayed, follow the instructions on the window to connect the ScanSnap to a computer via a USB cable and click the [Next] button.

    • Do not use a cable other than the supplied one to connect to the ScanSnap. Using other cables may cause a scanner failure.

    HINT
    • If you cannot connect a USB cable to a computer, click [If you cannot connect the USB cable to the computer, refer to this link] displayed in the lower left of the [ScanSnap Home - Connecting ScanSnap] window (Connect the ScanSnap to your computer), and follow the instructions on the window to connect the ScanSnap to the computer via Wi-Fi.

      The default scanner name of the ScanSnap is "ModelName-<Serial No.>".

      To connect the ScanSnap and a computer via Wi-Fi, you need to connect the computer and the ScanSnap to the same wireless access point.

    HINT
    • If you cannot connect a USB cable to a computer, click [Setup without the USB cable] displayed in the lower left of the [ScanSnap Home - Connecting ScanSnap] window (Connect the ScanSnap to your computer), and follow the instructions on the window to connect the ScanSnap to the computer via Wi-Fi.

  5. When the [ScanSnap Home - Connecting ScanSnap] window (How to connect ScanSnap) is displayed, follow the instructions on the window to connect the ScanSnap to a computer via a USB cable and click the [Next] button.

    • Do not use a cable other than the supplied one to connect to the ScanSnap. Using other cables may cause a scanner failure.

  6. Follow the instructions on the window and open the ADF paper chute (cover) of the ScanSnap to turn the power on, then click the [Next] button.

    Turning On
    Turning On
    Turning On
  7. Follow the instructions on the window and hold the right side of the ADF paper chute (cover) of the ScanSnap, and open it to turn the power on, then click the [Next] button.

    Open the ADF paper chute (cover) fully so that the [Scan] button lights up in blue.

    When the ADF paper chute (cover) is opened, the extension will rise automatically.

    Opening the ADF Paper Chute (Cover)
  8. Follow the instructions on the window and open the feed guide of the ScanSnap to turn the power on, then click the [Next] button.

    Turning On
    Turning On
  9. Follow the instructions on the window and press the [Scan] button or [Stop] button on the ScanSnap to turn the power on, and then click the [Next] button.

    Turning On
  10. When the [ScanSnap Home - Connecting ScanSnap] window (Select a startup mode.) appears, select a startup mode and click the [Next] button.

  11. When the "Connection is complete" window appears, click the [Next] button.

    Connection is complete
  12. When the "ScanSnap has been connected successfully." window appears, click the [Finish] button.

    ScanSnap Has Been Connected Successfully
  13. The window for checking whether to configure the Wi-Fi settings for the ScanSnap is displayed.

    Wi-Fi connection
    ATTENTION
    • To connect the ScanSnap and a computer via Wi-Fi, the computer must be already connected to the wireless access point that you want to connect the ScanSnap to.

    Click the [Yes] button.

    When the wireless network setup wizard appears, follow the instructions on the window to connect the ScanSnap to a wireless access point.

    USB cable connection

    Click the [No] button.

    The Wi-Fi settings for the ScanSnap can be configured later.

    For details, refer to Connecting the ScanSnap and the Computer Via a Specified Wireless Access Point.

    For details, refer to Configuring the Wi-Fi Settings.

  14. When the [ScanSnap wireless network setup] window appears, select whether to configure the Wi-Fi settings for the ScanSnap.

    Wi-Fi connection
    ATTENTION
    • To connect the ScanSnap and a computer via Wi-Fi, the computer must be already connected to the wireless access point that you want to connect the ScanSnap to.

    Click the [Setup now] button.

    When the wireless network setup wizard appears, follow the instructions on the window to connect the ScanSnap to a wireless access point.

    USB cable connection

    Click the [Later] button.

    The Wi-Fi settings for the ScanSnap can be configured later.

    For details, refer to Configuring the Wi-Fi Settings.

When the ScanSnap is connected correctly, the scanner name of the connected ScanSnap is displayed in [Select a scanner] in the Scan Window.

4 Operations After Setting Up the ScanSnap

Import the profiles and content data records that you saved before setting up the ScanSnap, to ScanSnap Home on your new computer or in the new computer system environment.

  1. Import the profiles.

    For details, refer to Importing or Exporting a Profile.

  2. Import the content data records.

    For details, refer to Importing Content Data Records.

The imported profiles will be displayed in the scan window of ScanSnap Home, and the imported content data records are displayed in the Content Data Record List View of the Main Window.