Creating a shared folder in Windows XP Professional
To use the Scan to Folder function, it is necessary to create a shared folder on the destination computer. To create a shared folder in Windows, follow these steps:
As an example, in this procedure we will explain how to create a shared folder with the user "user01" having write access.
Shared folder name
- Right-click on the folder you would like to share, and then select [Properties].
- Click the [Sharing] tab, and then click [Share this folder].
- If the previous screen is not displayed, perform the following procedure.
- On the taskbar, click [Start], and then click [Control Panel].
- On the [Tools] menu, click [Folder Options].
- Open the [View] tab, and then click to change the [Use simple file sharing (Recommended)] checkbox so it is set to OFF. Click [OK].
- Click [Permissions].
- If you wish to limit the number of share users, click [Allow this number of users], and then enter a number.
- Click [Everyone], and then click the [Allow] checkbox next to [Change] to turn it to ON. Click [OK].
- Click the [Security] tab.
- If there is no [Security] tab for the shared folder, the following steps are not necessary.
Click [OK] and then close the properties window.
- Enter a user name or group name in the [Enter the object names to select] box, and then click [OK].
We have only entered "user01" as the user name for reference purposes.
- Select the user or group you added in step 7, set the [Allow] checkbox next to [Write] to turn it to ON, and then click [OK].
We have given the user "user01" permission of "Write" access for reference purposes.
- Confirm that the shared folder has been created.
If authentication is required to access the folder, the login screen appears. Enter the user name and password.
If you change the protocol after entering the path name, user name, or password, a confirmation message appears.
Computer and shared folder names containing more than 12 characters cannot be displayed.
The device may fail to transfer the file if you do not have the write privileges for the shared folder or there is not enough free hard disk space.
You can register the path to the destination in address book of the device.