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


2 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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