Installing ScanSnap Home

ScanSnap Home is a software application that is used not only to scan a document, view, edit, manage and search for a content data record, or link the ScanSnap with an application, but also to assist in creating and managing meta information with its learning function.

Uninstall ScanSnap Manager if it is installed on a computer.

Also, note that if you install ScanSnap Home on a computer, all of the following software applications are uninstalled.

  • ScanSnap Organizer

  • CardMinder

  • ScanSnap Receipt

  • ScanSnap Connect Application

  • ScanSnap Cloud

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The procedure to set up the ScanSnap is as follows:

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  • Do not connect the ScanSnap to the computer before installing the software.

  1. Downloading the Software

  2. Installing the Software/Connecting the ScanSnap

21 Downloading the Software

On your computer or mobile device, download the software from here.

On your computer, download the software from here.

To set up the ScanSnap by using a mobile device, refer to Using the ScanSnap with a Mobile Device.

  • 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.

To set up the ScanSnap by using a mobile device, refer to Using the ScanSnap with a Mobile Device.

Downloading the ScanSnap Software
32 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.

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    • 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.

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    • 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 ADF paper chute (cover) 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.

  15. When the video tutorial is displayed, view the video explaining the basic use of ScanSnap Home, if necessary.

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    Windows

    The video tutorial can be viewed later at anytime.

    To view the video tutorial, select [Help] [View the video explaining the method of use] in the menu.

    Mac OS

    The video tutorial can be viewed later at anytime.

    To view the video tutorial, select [Help] [View the video explaining the method of use] on the menu bar.

     

  16. When the [ScanSnap Home - Connecting ScanSnap] window (Let's use it!) appears, check the contents and click the [Close] button.

    When the tutorial which explains the basic use of ScanSnap Home appears, click the [Start] button to begin the tutorial, if necessary.

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    Windows

    The tutorial can be viewed later at anytime.

    To view the tutorial, select [Help] [Tutorial] in the menu.

    Mac OS

    The tutorial can be viewed later at anytime.

    To view the tutorial, select [Help] [Tutorial] on the menu bar.

     

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

The scan window appears when you click the [Scan] button at the top of the Main Window of ScanSnap Home.

Checking the Scanner
Checking the Scanner

The window varies depending on the ScanSnap to be connected.

ScanSnap Home allows you to register your favorite scan settings for the ScanSnap as a profile (1).

Multiple user-friendly profiles are available by default. For details, refer to What is a Profile?.

Profiles are displayed both on the touch panel of the ScanSnap and in the scan window of ScanSnap Home.

On the touch panel of the ScanSnap or in the scan window of ScanSnap Home, select a profile, and press the [Scan] button to perform a scan.

In the scan window, select a profile, and click the [Scan] button to perform a scan.

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