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Motorola HC700 Scanner Software

I recently was given a Motorola HC700. I am trying to use the barcode scanner, but am having trouble finding the software to enable it. Will datawedge work with this unit? Thanks

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  • ryan_t_slagl Jul 28, 2009

    I have tried this. This is not the newest version and I can't get it to work. It tries to load but never actually runs. What specific folder do I need to install the program in? I have installed Datawedge Version 3.0 which actually runs, but I can never get the scan buttons to activate the scanner.

  • ryan_t_slagl Jul 29, 2009

    The exact advice this individual wrote came from a website almost exactly copy and pasted. I haved exhausted my resources through searching on google and have resorted to your website's "Expert Advice". Is it possible that I am installing Datawedge incorrectly?

  • ryan_t_slagl Jul 29, 2009

    Thanks for your response. I decided to completely reformat the device to see if that will help. I am about to install Datawedge. The instructions for installing are very simple, but I want to get this right. By applications folder, are they referring to the Program Files folder or the Programs folder in the Windows Folder? Also, do I just play the .run file in the Windows/ Start Up folder? Thanks for your help,


  • ryan_t_slagl Jul 29, 2009

    I'm sorry but you must have miss read my question. My question was in regard to the mobile device (Motorola HC700) which does not have Windows XP. It has Windows Mobile 5.0. Also, I have tried installing this software every way possible. If you know that it works with my device, please give me a step by step method of installing this program on my Mobile Device. The only version of Datawedge I have been able to install correctly is Version 3.0.


  • ryan_t_slagl Jul 29, 2009

    Is Datawedge compatible with a Motorola HC700. If so, which version should I use?

  • ryan_t_slagl Jul 29, 2009

    I think you were confused by what I wrote. There must be two Datawedges. One is a company called Datawedge(The one you gave me the phone number for). The other Datawedge is software designed by Symbol(who is now apart of Motorola) to be able to use the scanner on their mobile computers. My problem is with Datawedge (from Symbol not working with my mobile computer, and if it is compatible or not.



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Yes, DataWedge should work with this scanner. You can download the latest version here.

To install DataWedge so that it is launched automatically after a cold boot, do the following:

  1. Unzip the DataWedge download package into a temporary folder on your PC
  2. If installing on a Pocket PC device, copy "BinPPCDataWedge.exe" from your PC to the Application folder on the device
  3. If installing on a Windows CE device, copy "BinWCEDataWedge.exe" from your PC to the Application folder on the device
  4. Copy "ApplicationDataWedge.cpy" from your PC to the Application folder on the device
  5. Copy "" from your PC to the ApplicationStartup folder on the device
  6. Cold boot the device (turn off fully, turn on)

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