How to Scan to File Bizhub C350
The Bizhub C350 is an All-in-One printer, copier and scanner distributed by Konica Minolta. The Bizhub printer is a business machine with a feature that scans documents to PDF formatted files. This feature is known as the “scan to file” feature. The scanned files can be sent via email to a user on the network, or stored in a shared folder on the network. You can configure the Bizhub printer to automatically send scanned PDF documents to a shared repository folder on the network using the printer’s administration application through a web browser.
Things You'll Need
- IP address of Bizhub printer
- IP address of local computer with shared folder
- Administrator user ID and password for Bizhub device
Create Shared Folder on a Computer on the LAN
Click the Windows “Start” button and then click “Open Windows Explorer.”
Navigate to the location where the new folder will be created and right-click inside the right pane of Windows Explorer. For example, navigate to and click on the “C:\” drive in the left navigation pane.
Click “New” and then click “Folder.” A new folder is created in the specified location. Right-click on the folder and type a meaningful name such as “Scans.” You should now have a file at the location “C:\Scans.”
Right-click on the new folder and click “Share With.” Add all users that will access the shared folder, including the Bizhub printer. Click “OK” to close the dialog box once users are added.
Configure Printer to Scan to Files in a Folder on the Computer
Open Internet Explorer on the computer and type the IP address for the Bizhub printer into the URL Address box. The administrative application for the printer opens.
Type the administrator user ID and password into the input boxes and click “OK.” The administrative interface opens.
Click the “Network” option on the main screen of the administrative tool, and then click “Scan.” The tool scans compatible connected devices.
Click the “SMB” option and then click “New Registration.” The New Registration input box opens.
Type the IP address for the computer with the shared drive. Type the “Folder Name” into the “Path” input box. In the above example, the folder “Scans” at the root of the C: drive would be the path.
Type the user ID and password for the computer, if required. Click “OK.”
Close the browser window. The printer is now configured to send scan documents to the “C:\Scans” folder on the designated computer.
Scan a Document on the Bizhub
Open the scanning bed on the Bizhub printer.
Place a document, face down, onto the scanning bed and close the lid.
Press the “Scan” button on the Control Panel of the Bizhub. The scanned document is sent to and stored in the “C:\Scans” folder on the designated computer.