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Scans but where is the photo...iMac

I have an imac OSX 104.8...the latest..I read the previews...but that's the last I see of my pix. Help me I can take instructions.

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Re: Scans but where is the photo...iMac

I dont use a mac os, but the software should be saving to a default directory after it scans. I would call Epson to find out the exact place to find. if you see cant get it solved, tell me the software you are using, and I will check for you.

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