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Force HP scanners to automatically clear temporary files
Authored by: squawky on Jul 03, '07 08:32:59AM

I have an older HP All-in-One (Officejet d145), and the process described in this hint did not work for me.

I tried linking the Archive folder to a folder on an external drive, and the scanning software refused to scan because it could not recognize the link (I tried creating the link as an alias in Finder as well as trying the ln -s command).

For me, though, the Archive folder contains both finished scans and temporary files -- the temporary files get deleted automatically unless the scan terminates unexpectedly. I wouldn't want to automatically dump the contents of this folder to /tmp -- I just wanted the darn things someplace other than my home directory.

The preview images get dumped to the /tmp directory automatically (yes, even when scanning without a preview window) -- at 1-2 Mb apiece, this needs cleaning out occasionally.

Somebody wake up Hicks.

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Force HP scanners to automatically clear temporary files
Authored by: mchagers on Sep 18, '07 02:01:51AM

The link only works if it's created as a symbolic link in the terminal as per described in my original tip. A finder alias is a different beast apparently, and the scanner software doesn't recognize it as a valid folder.

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