Windows Fax and Scan

Windows Fax and Scan
Component of Microsoft Windows
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Windows Fax and Scan on Windows 11
Introduced inWindows Vista
ReplacesFax Console
Windows Picture and Fax Viewer

Windows Fax and Scan is a faxing and scanning program that was introduced in Windows Vista to replace the Fax Console included with Windows XP. It also replaces the fax viewing functionality of Windows Picture and Fax Viewer.

It supports sending and receiving faxes and faxing documents on computers connected to a fax modem or emailing scanned documents and forwarding faxes as email attachments. The UI layout of Windows Fax and Scan is identical to the Vista version of Windows Mail.

It is included in the Business, Enterprise and Ultimate editions of Windows Vista and it is available in all versions of Windows 7, Windows 8.x, Windows 10 and Windows 11.

Faxing[edit | edit source]

The Fax View includes a fax account model, improved composition features, the ability to save faxes in composition as drafts, and a preview pane. Users can also right click on a file and send it as a fax. To send and receive faxes, users can create either a local fax modem account to use a locally attached fax-capable modem or a shared fax server account to use a network fax server.

Scanning[edit | edit source]

The Scan View allows users to manage scanned documents. It allows the creation, renaming and moving of folders from a single view. The preview pane shows scanned documents and users can create profiles for particular scanners and save them for future scanning, and can directly route the scanned documents to their mailboxes after configuring the mail settings. The Fax from Scanner feature allows directly faxing the document from the scanner.