Monday, August 4, 2014

How to scan to a USB drive from a Ricoh Aficio MP 301 copier

The newer Ricoh MP series multifunction copiers have built-in USB and SD slots right in the operation panel.  You can scan to drives or cards inserted in these slots, or print from them.  This guide will walk you through how to scan to a USB drive from your Ricoh Aficio MP 301 copier.  The steps for scanning to a USB drive from other Ricoh MP series copiers are very similar, but most other MP series copiers have larger screens, so there might be some variation in what each of the buttons are labeled.

To scan to a USB drive from a Ricoh MP 301:

1. Insert your USB drive into the USB slot on the right side of the operation panel.  (You should see the blue light next to the USB slot come on; if it doesn't, try reinserting your drive.)

2. Select Scanner from the Home screen, or press the Scanner hard key.

3. Select Send Settings, in the lower right corner of the screen.

4. Scroll down until you get to page 4 out of 5, then select Store File.

5. Select Store to Memory Device.

6. Select OK.

7. Scroll back up to page 1 out of 5 and choose any other options that you want to change (resolution, file type, color, etc.) then select OK.

8. Press the Start button.

You will see a message pop up informing you that the document or image is being scanned.  Don't remove your USB drive until you see the message saying "Writing Complete," otherwise you could damage the data on the drive.

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