How to Setup Scan to SMB on a Mac

How to Setup Scan to SMB on a Mac

I ran into some annoyances while trying to setup a Xerox to scan to SMB on a Mac so I figured I would create a short blog post explaining How to Setup Scan to SMB on a Mac

Step 1.  Get a Windows machine and never look back

Step 2. Ignore this excellent advise and continue trying to look cool with your overpriced computer

On the Mac, create a folder on the desktop called Scans

Go to “system preferences” and then “file sharing”

Enable file sharing and then click on the Plus in the shared folders tab and select the Scans folder you created on your desktop

Click on “options” and check all the available options

Make sure to also give read/write to the account you’re going to be authenticating with in the copier, scanner settings page

Make note of the IP address of the Mac because I had issues getting the Canon to resolve the Mac by hostname (go to system preferences, then network) 

Login to the by typing the IP address of the Canon into a web browser

(this remaining instructions vary depending upon the model of your printer/scanner)

Located the address book, destination settings or scan repository settings in the GUI

Select Add destination

Choose SMB and then choose IPV4 and SMB,

For the destination, enter the Mac’s IP address

Enter the username and password that you gave rights to the folder and then for “share” or ”path” just enter “Scans” (this varies from model to model but you should only need to enter Scans in one section and then the IP address of the Mac in the other)

Each copier version varies so you may have to play with which is field required the folder name but as long as you followed the initial steps to properly setup sharing, you can at least know that the issue will be with properly filling in the fields on the copier/scanner

That is How to Setup Scan to SMB on a Mac

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