How to do background scanning on a Mac with the ScanSnap S1100 and S1300i

We recently posted an article on how to do background scanning on the ScanSnap iX500 and received a lot of questions regarding the same functionality using other models. Here are the step-by-step instructions on how to do background scanning with the S1100 and S1300i.

Control click on your ‘S’ icon on your dock, go up to ‘Help’, then choose ‘Preferences’.

After selecting ‘Preferences’, a pop up window will come up showing ‘Status Display’ as one of the tabs. Select ‘Status Display’ as seen in the image below. Under the ‘Status Display’ tab, unselect the box that says ‘Show the scan progress status (recommended)’. When it is unselected, exit out of the window. The window that opens may look different than the ones in the pictures below.

Next, open ‘ScanSnap Manager Settings’ (shortcut is command S). In the settings window, disable the Quick Menu by unselecting the ‘Use Quick Menu’ box on upper left corner shown in the image below.

Under the ‘Application’ tab, you will see a drop down menu where you will be able to select a new application to scan into. Select the ‘None (Scan to File)’ option.

Under the ‘Save’ tab select the destination you would like your documents to be saved by clicking the ‘Browse’ button.

When you have selected a location for your documents to be saved, click the ‘Apply’ button on the bottom right corner. This will save the changes you have made and close the window.

Next time, you will be able to scan without seeing any pop ups and your documents will appear in the location you have chosen

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