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OS X Mountain Lion: Share your scanner

Share your scanner

You can let other OS X users use any scanner that’s connected to your computer. The users must be using OS X Mountain Lion and be on your local network.

Share your scanner by using Print & Scan preferences

  1. Choose Apple menu > System Preferences, and then click Print & Scan.
  2. In the list at the left, select the scanner to share.
  3. If your scanner is also a printer, click Scan on the right to use the scanner features.
  4. Select “Share this scanner on the network.”

    If you don’t see this option, see the documentation that came with your scanner to find out how to share the scanner.

Share your scanner by using Sharing preferences

  1. Choose Apple menu > System Preferences, and then click Sharing.
  2. Select Scanner Sharing.
  3. Select the checkbox beside the scanner you want to share.

    If you don’t see your scanner, see the documentation that came with your scanner to find out how to share it.

Last Modified: Aug 8, 2013
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