How Do I Copy a Picture From My Copy Machine to My Computer?

by Bonnie Conrad
picture frame image by Adrian Hillman from

If you want to copy a picture on your copy machine and use in on your computer, you have a number of choices. Which choice is right for you will depend on a number of factors, including the type of copier you are using and whether or not that copier is networked. Consider all of these factors to determine how to proceed.

Step 1

Determine whether or not the copier is networked. Many modern copy machines are designed to connect to a computer network. If the copier is networked it can save the picture to its built-in hard drive, where you can easily download it to your computer.

Step 2

Find the name of the copier if it is networked. The name allows you to connect your computer to the copier's built-in hard drive.

Step 3

Log on to your computer and right-click the "My Computer" icon. Choose "Explore" from the menu.

Step 4

Click the "Tools" menu and choose "Map Network Drive" from the list. Type the name of the copier in the "Folder" box. For instance, if the networked copier is named "NetCopier" type "\\NetCopier\C$" in the box.

Step 5

Highlight the networked copier you just mapped and locate the picture you copied. Right-click and choose "Copy" from the menu. Then highlight a folder on your hard drive, right-click and choose "Paste" from the menu.

Use a scanner to scan your picture if your copier is not networked. Copy the picture on the copier, then scan it and save it to your hard drive.


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About the Author

Based in Pennsylvania, Bonnie Conrad has been working as a professional freelance writer since 2003. Her work can be seen on Credit Factor, Constant Content and a number of other websites. Conrad also works full-time as a computer technician and loves to write about a number of technician topics. She studied computer technology and business administration at Harrisburg Area Community College.

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