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
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
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
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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