How to remove old scanners from Import menu

Discussion in 'Photoshop' started by JM, Feb 2, 2006.

  1. JM

    JM Guest

    I no longer use two scanners that still remain in my Import menu (PS7). How
    can I remove them?

    thank you,

    JM, Feb 2, 2006
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  2. JM

    Mike Russell Guest

    That would depend on whether you are Mac 0S9 or earlier, OSX, or Windows.
    Rather than have anyone answer all three, perhaps you could post your system
    Mike Russell, Feb 2, 2006
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  3. JM

    JM Guest

    I humbly apologize for my omission. It's Windows XP, SP2.

    JM, Feb 2, 2006
  4. JM

    Mike Russell Guest

    [re removing twain entries from PS's import menu on Windows XP, SP2.

    First remove any remaining scanner software using Add/Remove Programs.
    I did a search and found this procedure to clean up any remaining TWAIN
    files. This may result in your having to re-install any currently active

    How to completely remove TWAIN Driver from Windows XP.
    Step 1. Uninstall the Scanner software.
    a. Go to "Start," come up to "Settings," and click
    on "Control Panel." Then double click on "Add/Remove Programs" icon.
    b. In "Add/Remove Programs," select "Your Scanner"
    then click on the "Add/Remove" button at the bottom of the window. The
    computer should walk you through the un-installation process.

    Step 2. Following the un-installation of the programs, delete the "twain"
    files and the "twunk" files. This is done because some of these files are
    not removed from the computer when the programs are uninstalled.
    a. Go to "Start," come up to "Find or Search," and
    click on "Files or Folders." Be sure the "look in" box is set to search the
    hard drive, or "C:" drive.
    b. In the "named" box type "twain" (minus the quotes).
    Make sure the box to the left of "Include subfolders" is selected (has a
    check mark in it). If not, click on the box.
    c. Click on the "Find Now" button.
    d. Delete all of the "twain" files by going to "Edit"
    and clicking on "Select all," and then going to "File" and clicking on
    e. Go through the previous four steps again, but this
    time type "twunk" (minus the quotes) in the "Named" box instead of typing
    Mike Russell, Feb 2, 2006
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