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Scanners and Cameras Shortcut - Create

How to Create a Scanners and Cameras Shortcut in Windows 7 and Windows 8
Published by Brink
09 Nov 2009
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How to Create a "Scanners and Cameras" Shortcut in Windows 7 and Windows 8

information   Information
This tutorial will show you how to create or download a Scanners and Cameras shortcut to use the Scanner and Camera Installation Wizard in Windows 7 and Windows 8.

Note   Note
The Scanner and Camera Installation Wizard is primarily designed to install drivers for older scanners and cameras—and some networked scanners—that aren't automatically recognized by Windows.

Before using the wizard, connect your scanner or camera and turn it on. If Windows recognizes the device and installs the appropriate driver, you're all set. There's no need to run the wizard.


EXAMPLE: Scanners and Cameras
NOTE: This is what this shortcut will open. Listed devices will depend on what you may have installed or connected of course.
Name:  example.jpg
Views: 5979
Size:  90.1 KB



OPTION ONE
To Download a "Scanners and Cameras" Shortcut
1. Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below.
Scanners_and_Cameras.zip
download
2. Save the .zip file to your desktop.

3. Open the .zip file and extract the Scanners and Cameras shortcut to the desktop.

4. Right click on the Scanners and Cameras shortcut, and click/tap on Properties, General tab, and on the Unblock button. (See screenshot below)
NOTE: If you do not have a Unblock button under the General tab, then the shortcut is already unblocked and you can continue on to step 5.
Name:  Unblock.jpg
Views: 5920
Size:  133.0 KB
5. In Windows 7, you can now Pin to Taskbar or Pin to Start Menu, add to Quick Launch, assign a keyboard shortcut to it, or move this shortcut to where you like for easy use.

6. In Windows 8, you can Pin to Taskbar on desktop, Pin to Start screen, add to Quick Launch, assign a keyboard shortcut to it, or move this shortcut to where you like for easy use.

7. When done, you can delete the downloaded .zip file on the desktop if you like, or save it to use again.







OPTION TWO
To Manually Create a "Scanners and Cameras" Shortcut
1. Right click or press and hold on an empty area of your desktop, and click/tap on New and Shortcut. (See screenshot below)
Name:  Right_Click.jpg
Views: 5841
Size:  72.0 KB
2. Type the location below into the location area, and click/tap on the Next button. (See screenshot below)
%ProgramFiles%\Windows Photo Viewer\ImagingDevices.exe
Name:  Step1.jpg
Views: 5860
Size:  93.6 KB
3. Type Scanners and Cameras for the name, and click/tap on the Finish button. (See screenshot below)
NOTE: You can name this anything you would like though.
Name:  Step2.jpg
Views: 5824
Size:  71.5 KB
5. In Windows 7, you can now Pin to Taskbar or Pin to Start Menu, add to Quick Launch, assign a keyboard shortcut to it, or move this shortcut to where you like for easy use.

6. In Windows 8, you can Pin to Taskbar on desktop, Pin to Start screen, add to Quick Launch, assign a keyboard shortcut to it, or move this shortcut to where you like for easy use.
That's it,
Shawn





07 Aug 2011   #1
LaurieB

windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 
where is the shortcut

I followed the manual install instructions for a shortcut to the scan wizard (I don't like the hp software that came with the all-in-one). Where is the shortcut? There isn't one on the desktop, which is what I expected. Doing a search for the shortcut title doesn't find it either.

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07 Aug 2011   #2
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Laurie,

If you created it on the desktop, then refresh (F5) the desktop to see if it may be there afterwards.
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07 Aug 2011   #3
LaurieB

windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Brink,
Thanks for your reply. You are always so helpful.
Yes, I installed it on the desktop using the instructions for manual install. (right click on desktop, new, shortcut, etc.) Refresh didn't make it appear, neither did restart. I tried to install again and a message comes up "a shortcut named ... already exists in this folder...". What folder would that be?

To clarify, I want access to the scan wizard that I used with xp, not the install wizard. I like the scan wizard interface, being able to preview, etc.
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07 Aug 2011   #4
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Do you have any other icons on your desktop?

Right click on the desktop, click on View, and check to make sure that you have Show desktop icons checked to see if displays afterwards if it wasn't.
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11 Aug 2011   #5
LaurieB

windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Brink, All the icons that I had before are visible. Just nothing showing up for the shortcut.
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11 Aug 2011   #6
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Does it show when you click on Desktop under Favorites in the navigation pane in Windows Explorer, or if you look in you C:\Users\(user-name)\Desktop folder itself?

How does OPTION ONE to download the shortcut work for you?
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