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Lexmark X852

Creating a destination shortcut for the Scan to Network solution software

Issue description

This article provides basic information regarding the configuration of destination shortcuts with Scan to Network Folder (SNF).

This article is intended as a supplement to the Scan to Network Administrator's Guide.


You can obtain this MFP solution from, and click here if you are unsure what version of this application is needed.

Note:  This embedded solution software does not replace the functionality of a network TWAIN driver. A network TWAIN driver will still be required for the MFP to scan to TWAIN-compliant applications.

Initial Set Up

Note:  You must confirm the following before attempting this procedure:

  • The solution is successfully installed on your MFP.
  • You have an active share on your computer.
  • If using a Guest account, make sure that this account is enabled on the computer operating system with full read and write permissions.


Example Scan to Network destination shortcut creation

Currently up to 30 destination shortcuts can be created and stored on the MFP.

Note:  Older MFPs require a base code of .P2XX or later.

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Open the printer's embedded web server (EWS).

http:// <MFP_IP_Address>, where <MFP_IP_Address> is the IP address of the printer.

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Click Configuration or Settings, and then Embedded Solutions.

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Click the Scan to Network (SNF) embedded solution.

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Click Configure (next to Information).

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Click Add...

Note:  You must add a valid destination to see the button on the touch screen.

If you must see this button, place a checkmark next to the Always show button setting.

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Enter a Name.


  • This is the shortcut name displayed on the MFP control panel.
  • This must be a unique name and different for each of the 30 possible shortcuts.

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The application supports both Network Folder or FTP shares; select the share that best suits your environment.

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Enter the Address that allows the application to connect to the network folder or FTP share.

Note:  This address can be any computer on the network with a properly shared folder.

Three possible formats:

  1. * \\servername only, or IP Address only, or no address.

  2. \\servername\sharename, or

  3. \\servername\sharename\directory folder\...

*Click here for further explanation and information regarding Directory Services. Applicable to SNF versions 1.5.x and later.

  • (servername) is the network ID, host name, or IP address to the shared folder.
  • (sharename) is the name of the shared directory or folder name.
  • (directory) is any directory folder below the shared directory.

Note:  You have the option to add a directory folder at runtime if configured to allow users to create directories.

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Select one of four authentication types. These options allow for the application to authenticate the user with the share:

  1. Guest - No security

  2. Use MFP's authentication credentials.. The application uses the MFP's authentication credentials to gain access to the share.

  3. Prompt for username and password. The application displays a runtime prompt when the destination shortcut is selected. Entry of the correct username and password will then be required for access to the share.

  4. Use static username and password. Administrator knows the username and password to the share and wants all users to have access to the destination.

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Validate Path

Allows administrator to check quickly if the share is valid and alive.

Note:  Only available with Scan to Network v.3.2.0and requires Guest or Static authentication.

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Select Scan Settings.

Note:  You can see differing settings based on MFP capabilities and current MFP configuration.

Administrators can clear settings to disallow adjustment of scan settings at run-time from the control panel.

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Select Scan Preview Setting:

  • Off
  • First Page (3.2.0 Late model MFPs only)
  • All Pages (3.2.0 Premium version only)

Premium SNF: Advance Scan Preview allows on-the-fly or runtime edit features, such as, auto crop, despeckle, deskew, blank page removal, among others.


Enter a File name (required), and click OK.

Additional Administrator settings:

  • Allow user to enter file name.
  • Append time stamp
  • Overwrite existing file.

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Administrators can also select the following:

  • Enable basic XML index file.
  • Allow user to navigate through folder.
  • Start in username folder (create if it does not exist).


Print Confirmation Page

Select one of the following:

  • Yes
  • No
  • Allow user to choose.

SNF version 1.4.x and 1.5.x users can find this setting on the main configuration screen.

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Click OK. Click Scan to Network from the front MFP user interface to begin scanning.

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