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Default Scanning Program Changed by New Printer


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Before I got my new printer, I used to scan stuff with my old printer and the images defaulted to Microsoft Picture Viewer.

I have upgraded to same printer, just later model. Now my images scan to Paint.

I want my images to scan to MPV back to how it was - how do I do this?
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I believe you set that up in the printer options.

What is the make and model number if the printer and is this Vista or Win 7?
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Printer is a Brother DCPJ125 on Vista.

I went to Control panel and "printers" and right clicked the printer mentioned but no "options" per say just "properties" and "preferences" and I didn't see anything in there relating to scanning.
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You do this via Brother ControlCenter. I have a MFC-J410W with Brother ControlCenter3.

At the top right click on Configuration then Scan then Image. Pick the Target Application.
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Thanks, that certainly is the location but when picking the target application in the drop down menu, it doesnt have Microsoft Image viewer in there.

I then went to add it and found some problems;

1. It wont let me type the full name "Microsoft Office Picture Manager" - it runs out of spaces for letters
2. when I shortened it and tried it told me that the "application location is Invalid" - I got the location off Picture manager when right clicking on the program and going to properties.
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Still waiting for help with this - thanks.
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still waiting for answer to my latest post thanks.
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Sorry, I don't have any other suggestions. That is the only way I know of to modify the Brother scan settings.
What you did sounds correct so I don't know why it didn't work.

I just tried doing exactly what you said you did and it worked for me. I got the path to the executable from the context (right click) menu of the program link, pasted it in and it took it and works fine.
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ok, will keep searching for why its doing this.
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