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How to launch windows fax and scan


Some old scanners that are still working should be plug and play in newer operating system.

In Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 8.1, drivers for old scanners should be detected automatically by Windows OS.

If the driver cannot be installed or found by Windows OS, then its need to get an updated driver from the vendor’s website.

But if the driver is installed by Windows OS successfully, then the Windows Fax and Scan can be used to operate the device.

To scan in Windows, launch Windows Fax and Scan.

It can be launch using the command prompt by typing, “wfs” and press enter.

Or it can be run using the Windows “run” box. Check screen shots below.

 
On Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 it can be launch using the search button.

Type "scan" and Windows will match any program that has the filename scan.

 See screen shot below:


Click on "Windows Fax and Scan" to launch or open.

On Windows Fax and scan, click on “New Scan” to start scanning.

Default location of scanned pictures for WFS is on this location:

“C:\Users\%username%\Documents\Scanned Documents\”

Copy and paste the said location, to Windows explorer address bar and press enter to open the folder.


Hope it helps.. Cheers..



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