Thursday, April 10, 2014

Epson pdf or jpeg plugin unable to write to file - how to fix


When my Epson Workforce 435 All-in-one printer was new, it runs perfectly. After a few months, it does not scan. The Epson Scanner displays this message:

epson pdf plugin unable to write to file
or
epson jpeg plugin unable to write to file

I tried all the solutions below, but the last one fixed my problem - EasyScan.


SOLUTION 1: UPDATE ADOBE READER

1. Go to http://get.adobe.com/reader/
2. Install now
3. Save file
4. Go to Downloads folder
5. Double click install_reader file
6. Click Run


SOLUTION 2: SET WORK AREA TO C:

1. Open Epson Scan
2. Click Configuration
3. Set Work Area to C:
4. Try to Scan
5. If this does not work, select another drive letter


SOLUTION 3: CHANGE FILE SAVE SETTINGS:

1. Click the button next to Scan (this is the File Save Settings)
2. Click Browse and change location
3. Change the prefix
4. Change the start number


SOLUTION 4: DELETE TEMP FOLDER

1. Open Windows Explorer
2. Tools
3. Folder Options
4. View
5. Show hidden files and folders
6. Ok
7. Go to:
    Windows XP:  C\Documents and Settings\user name\Local Settings\Temp
    or
    Windows Vista & Windows 7:   C:\Users\user name|AppData\Local\Temp

8. Delete all files and folders in Temp folder
9. Restart computer
10. Try using Epson Scan again


SOLUTION 5: DOWNLOAD AND INSTALL SCANNER DRIVER

1. Go to: https://www.epson.com/cgi-bin/Store/support/supDetail.jsp?BV_UseBVCookie=yes&oid=183369&infoType=Downloads
2. Download Scanner Driver and EPSON Scan Utility
3. Install Scanner Setup file
4. Reboot computer
5. Try using Epson Scanner


SOLUTION 6: EASYSCAN --> this solved my problem, it's fast and easy Scanner!

1. Go to: http://www.tomsguide.com/us/download/EasyScan,0301-22965.html
2. Download the freeware EASYSCAN free scanner software
3. Install EasyScan
4. Note: Do not uninstall Epson Scan because EasyScan needs it.

How to scan and save file using EasyScan


4 comments:

  1. I got the same problem, I'll try your solution. I'm using Epson L220 with Windows 7.

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  2. In the end of scanning process, my scanner always "Cannot write the file" Epson Bitmap.

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  3. Thank You, very very much. It solved the problem so easily.
    I had sent several mails to Epson, had also written in their Facebook page,Twitted them but the morons at Epson probably don't know what to do, so they didn't bother to respond. If they had known, they would have fixed this problem.
    Was a Canon user for last 18 years, no problems faced. Switched to Epson L850 as Canon doesn't market 6-ink printers in India. Will definitely prevent others from buying Epson products.
    Thank You again.

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  4. I tried to fix my wife's grandfather's scanner. It wouldn't save to any of the user profile locations, so I created a directory at C:\Scans and pointed the program there.

    This worked, but only for a couple of months. It suddenly won't save (any file type) to C:\Scans any more. I made sure all users had write permissions, but to no avail. I downloaded and installed the latest version of the scanner software but it didn't help. I finally had to settle for saving to C:\, which is the only location it will save to any more, nevermind that for the sake of organization this isn't the ideal location.

    I won't be surprised if at some point it won't save to C:\ any more, at which point I'll try installing some third-party software.

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