How To Setup Scan to Network Folders on Windows 10 Sharp Copier

Here are some instructions on how to setup scanning to network folders on Windows 10 with your Sharp scanner. A lot of our users have upgraded to Windows 10, or gotten new computers that came pre-loaded with it, so we are helping them out with these simple instructions. The process for creating new users and using existing users for scanning authentication has become confusing but with these DIY tips you should be able to get it done yourself.

Note: You do not need to follow these instructions by the letter. You are welcome to use your existing sign-in information, or existing shared folders to scan to, but these guidelines should help you through the process.

Getting Started

Before you get started you’ll need your printer’s IP address. If you do not have the printer’s IP you can print it from the machine following the steps in this post: How To Print Status Page with Network Config Information

Create the User for Scanning Authentication

  1. Open the control panel by typing Control Panel into your search bar at the bottom of the screen, then clicking Control PanelHow To Setup Scan to Folders Windows 10 Sharp Copier Scanner 1
  2. Click User AccountsHow To Setup Scan to Folders Windows 10 Sharp Copier Scanner 2
  3. Click User Accounts againHow To Setup Scan to Folders Windows 10 Sharp Copier Scanner 3
  4. Click Manage another accountHow To Setup Scan to Folders Windows 10 Sharp Copier Scanner 4
  5. Click Add a new user in PC settingsHow To Setup Scan to Folders Windows 10 Sharp Copier Scanner 5
  6. Click Add someone else to this PCHow To Setup Scan to Folders Windows 10 Sharp Copier Scanner 6
  7. Click I don’t have this person’s sign-in informationHow To Setup Scan to Folders Windows 10 Sharp Copier Scanner 7
  8. Click Add a user without a Microsoft AccountHow To Setup Scan to Folders Windows 10 Sharp Copier Scanner 8
  9. Enter the account name and password of your choosing, and leave a hint in case you forget the password. Click Next.
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Create and Share the Folder You want to Scan to

  1. Open Windows Explorer and browse to the C: drive, or wherever you want you your scan folder to be. Right-click on the empty area and move to New > FolderHow To Setup Scan to Folders Windows 10 Sharp Copier Scanner 10
  2. Name your folder, then right click on it and go to Properties. Then click the Sharing tab, and click the Share button. How To Setup Scan to Folders Windows 10 Sharp Copier Scanner 11
  3. You can enter Everyone into the box next to Add, then click Add. Then change the permission level to Read/Write and click Share at the bottom.How To Setup Scan to Folders Windows 10 Sharp Copier Scanner 12
  4. Double-click on the path to open a new explorer window in that folderHow To Setup Scan to Folders Windows 10 Sharp Copier Scanner 13
  5. Click on the address bar to condense the path, then right click and copy the folder pathHow To Setup Scan to Folders Windows 10 Sharp Copier Scanner 14

Create the button in the Address Book on the Sharp Copier

  1. Open the web page of your copier by typing the IP address of the copier into the address bar of a web browser. You should have printed this before we started, see the top of the page if you don’t have the IP. 
  2. Click on the Address Book tab, then click AddHow To Setup Scan to Folders Windows 10 Sharp Copier Scanner 16
  3. Enter the Address Name, this is what the button on the copier’s touch screen will read so an individuals name or a department works best hereHow To Setup Scan to Folders Windows 10 Sharp Copier Scanner 17
  4. Scroll down and change to the Network Folder tab. Paste the copied folder path into the folder path box, then enter the username and password you created earlier. You can use your regular sign-in information or domain username/password if you’d like, but I feel it’s easier and more permanent to create a local user with a password that will never change. 
  5. Click Submit How To Setup Scan to Folders Windows 10 Sharp Copier Scanner 19

In Conclusion

The Sharp should now successfully scan to your shared network folder. Check out our How To tab for more helpful information on setting up specific functions with your  Sharp copier.

If you’d like pricing on a Sharp MFP that will copy, print, scan and fax then use our quote request page!

1 thought on “How To Setup Scan to Network Folders on Windows 10 Sharp Copier

  1. The old copiers can’t scan to SMBv2
    You can add SMBv1 support on your Windows 10 / Server
    On Windows 10 / Server go to Control Panel —> Programs and Features —> Turn Windows features on or off
    Select from the list SMB 1.0

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