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Disconnected Scanning

Disconnected Scanning
Foundation 23.1

You can use the scan from disk option to bring TIFF, BMP or JPEG image files into OnBase. These image files are electronically “scanned” into TIFF images.


The ability to bring .bmp image files into the OnBase using the scan from disk feature is dependent on the hardware and software in use.

This option requires Kofax ImageControls or Kofax Software Virtual ReScan (SVRS) with the Adrenaline Image Processing Engine (AIPE).


LZW compression for TIFF images is not supported by Kofax for scan from disk. When scanning from disk, TIFF images need to be compressed with CCIT Group IV compression.

To scan from disk:

  1. Select a Scan Queue from the Scan Queue drop-down in the Disconnected Scanning toolbar.
  2. Select Disk from the Source drop-down in the Disconnected Scanning toolbar.

    You must have the Kofax scanning method selected in order to select Disk from the Source drop-down.

  3. Select a Scan Format from the Format drop-down in the Disconnected Scanning toolbar.
  4. Choose File | Scan New Batch. The Batch name dialog box is displayed, with the default batch name, as in the following example:
  5. If desired, change the default Batch Name and click OK. The Browse for Folder dialog box is displayed.
  6. If no default folder has been configured for the selected scan queue, the last folder you scanned from disk is selected. You may change the folder by browsing to a different folder containing the images to be scanned from disk into OnBase and click OK.

    The last folder scanned from disk is saved on a per-Windows user basis, so different Windows accounts can have different values for the last folder scanned from disk.


    By default, OnBase scans from disk the file with the shortest file name first, and then proceeds alphabetically/numerically. For example, if the folder includes files named 1.tif, 2.tif, and 10.tif, the document with the shortest file name is scanned from disk first (1.tif),followed by the files that are displayed next alphabetically or numerically (2.tif and then 10.tif). However, your solution may be configured to scan files in a different order. For more information, contact your solution provider.

  7. Once all of the images in the selected folder have been scanned from disk, the Scanning Complete dialog box is displayed. Select one of the following options:



    Scan More Pages

    Enables you to begin scanning a document or to add pages to previously scanned page(s). Alt + M is the shortcut.

    New Document

    Enables you to start scanning a new document into the same batch. Alt + N is the shortcut.

    Change Format

    Enables you to select a different scan format before continuing to scan. Alt + F is the shortcut.

    Discard Pages

    Discards the current batch. All scanned pages are deleted. Alt + P is the shortcut.


    Ends the scanning session. Alt + D is the shortcut.


    The focus is automatically set to the Done button by default. Pressing Enter or the space bar after the Scanning Complete dialog is displayed will select this option.