HP Officejet 2620 - Scan to a computer

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Scan to a computer

To scan to a computer, the printer and computer must be connected and turned on. You can scan

from the control panel of the printer or from your computer. Scan from the control panel if you want to

quickly scan one page to an image file. Scan from your computer if you want to scan multiple pages

into one file, define the file format of the scan, or make adjustments to the scanned image.

To prepare the scan


Load the original print-side up in the ADF or print-side down on the right front corner of the

scanner glass.

For more information about loading the original, see

Load original on page 24



Start the scan.

To scan from the printer control panel


Select Scan from the Home screen on the printer display. If you do not see Scan on the printer

display, press the Home button, and then press the Up and Down buttons until you see Scan.


Select Scan to Computer.


Select the computer that you want to scan to from the printer display.

If you do not see your computer listed on the printer display make sure that your computer is

connected to the printer through a USB cable.

To scan from your computer


Depending on your operating system, do one of the following to open the printer software.

Windows 8: On the Start screen, right-click an empty area on the screen, click All Apps on

the app bar, and then click the icon with the printer's name.

Windows 7, Windows Vista, and Windows XP: From the computer desktop, click Start,

select All Programs, click HP, click HP Officejet 2620 series, and then click HP Officejet

2620 series.


In the printer software, click the Print, Scan & Fax icon, and then select Scan a Document or



Select the type of scan that you want from the shortcut menu and then click Scan.


If Show Scan Preview is selected, you will be able to make adjustments to the scanned

image in the preview screen.


Select Save if you want to keep the application open for another scan, or select Done to exit the



After the scan is saved, a Windows Explorer window will open in the directory where the scan

was saved.


There is a limited number of computers that can have the scan function activated at the

same time. Select Scan on the printer display and you will see the computers that are currently

available for scanning.

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