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HP ScanJet asking for DPE

Where is DPE?
I guessed and picked the Adobe Acrobat
Now when I scan to a .pdf file, Adobe Acrobat starts.... I tried to uninstall and reinstall and still the same.. How can I fix it?

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  • laguettej Nov 28, 2009

    I already fixed it. I looked everywhere and the only solution I could come up with was to uninstall scanner software, uninstall Adobe acrobat, restart my mac, reinstall scanner software and when the app folder window opens go to Mac HD, Library, application support, Hewlett-packard, HP Scan Pro, DPE, double click -DPE
    Then Reinstall Adobe Acrobat.



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Actually, you don't need to uninstall everything. The setting is stored in
If you move that file out of the way, the next time you try to scan to a PDF it'll ask you "Where is DPE" again and you can pick the right place. Worked for me just now anywa.

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Where is DPE? - When I tried to save a pdf-file (black/white), I was asked this question and my application folder opened automatically. I am using Mäc Leopard and hp g 4050 scanner. Who can help me solving this problem? I don't even know, what DPE means. Martin (Morogoro-TZ)

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