How To Scan To a USB Storage Device on Sharp Copier

Here are some quick instructions for how to scan to a USB on a Sharp MFP. Follow along with video below, or with the step-by-step pictures beneath it.

*Note: there are two different styles of screen on the Sharp copiers. If your screen does not look like the one in the video, scroll down to find the instruction in red. 

  1. Touch Document Filing on your home screenhow to scan to USB on Sharp scanner
  2. Touch Scan To External Memory Device on the right menuhow to scan to USB on Sharp scanner
  3. Insert your USB drive into the machine
  4. Touch the empty box next to File Name to name your fileTouch Empty Box Next to File Name
  5. Type in the file name of your choosing, then touch OKInsert USB Stick if you havent, Name file, Touch OK
  6. Touch Starthow to name file before scanning on sharp scanner

Older Style Screen Instructions:


  1. Touch Image Send
  2. Touch Condition Settings
  3. Touch Scan to Ext. Memory
  4. Pop your USB storage device in the slot on the front of the machine
  5. Name your file if you wish
  6. Touch Start
  7. Remove USB storage device

If you get turned around during this process, which should be impossible, just contact our office for a bit of help. Now that you know how to scan to a USB with your Sharp printer, take a look at our How To page for more tips and tricks for your Sharp scanners.


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11 thoughts on “How To Scan To a USB Storage Device on Sharp Copier”

  1. so i forgot to save to my usb but its saved on the shared folder on the printer. how can i get it to save on my usb…please advise

    • Is it a USB stick or an external hard drive? The machines can only read sticks that are formatted to Fat 32. Also, some of the large capacity USBs dont work from time to time. Try a smaller capacity stick.

  2. When trying to scan a document to a flash drive,i did as the instructions say, but im getting a Sending error occurred. I have tried restarting the printer and keep getting the same error, tried just leaving it alone for a while, same error, advise please


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