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Windows 7: Cannot get Windows Fax & Scan to save to network folder

20 Jun 2010   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
Cannot get Windows Fax & Scan to save to network folder

I want Windows Fax & Scan to automatically save scans to my images folder on my server instead of the documents folder on the c drive.

I click Tools > Scan Routing, then tick use network folder and put in the location \\SERVER\Photos\Scans\ but it comes up with the error message \\SERVER\Photos\Scans\ is not a valid server share.

Cannot get Windows Fax & Scan to save to network folder-capture.jpg

If I just use \\SERVER\ then it works but it's no use if they're not in the right folder.

What is wrong?

My System SpecsSystem Spec
20 Jun 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

Have you tried mapping the network drive, then selecting the new "drive" as your destination folder?
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13 Jan 2011   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
Use a network folder

I am currently having the same problem. I have mapped my network location, have pasted this path to the "use a network folder" of windows scan and fax and I still receive the same error message of "s:\\shared documents is not a valid server share"

Can anyone help?
My System SpecsSystem Spec

06 Jun 2012   #4


I found that when I get on the server and create a share of the destination folder, not a sub-directory of a shared folder, it works.
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