The ABBYY Hot Folder Wizard will guide you through the
steps required to set up a hot folder.
To set up a task:
In the main window, click the New button. In the Hot
Folder - Step 1 of 3: Open Images dialog box, select the folder
to be monitored and then specify how often ABBYY FineReader should
check this folder.
From the drop-down list at the top of the dialog box:
Select Folder if you want ABBYY FineReader to process
images form a local or a network folder.
Select FTP folder if you want ABBYY FineReader to
process images from a folder on an FTP server. Enter the FTP login
and password if the server requires authorization. Otherwise,
select the Anonymous login option to use an anonymous
Select Outlook folder if you want to process images
arriving into a mailbox folder.
Under Processed image settings, specify whether ABBYY
FineReader should delete the images from the hot folder after they
have been successfully processed.
Under Time settings:
Select Check folders once at start time to process only
the images that will be available in this folder when the scheduled
task begins. Any images added to the folder later will not be
Select Continually check folder for incoming images to
monitor the folder and process new files as they arrive. ABBYY
FineReader will check the folder for new images every 60
In the Start time field, select the time when ABBYY
FineReader must start processing images in the folder. Select
Postpone to postpone the task.
Click Next. In the Hot Folder - Step 2 of 3: Read All
Images dialog box, select a recognition language and a
From the Select how you wish to save results drop-down
list, select the desired folder type:
Folder saves results in a local folder on your
Microsoft SharePoint saves results on the Microsoft
SharePoint server (e.g. on a website, on a portal, or in an
If a user name and password are required to access the server, type
them in the Login and Password fields.
For details, see Saving to Microsoft
Under saving options:
From the Save format drop-down list, select the file
format in which you wish to save the results.
Tip. You can save the same recognized text multiple times
to have the results in several formats. In the Save
format drop-down list, select (Select multiple
formats) and in the dialog box, select the desired formats.
From the File options drop-down list, select:
- Create a separate file for each page to save each page
into a separate file
- Name files as source images to save each page into a
separate file with the same name as that of the original image
- Create a new file at each blank page to treat the pages
as a set of groups, each group ending with a blank page. The pages
from different groups are saved into different files with names
that are formed based on a user-provided name with an index
appended (-1, -2, -3, etc.)
- Create a single file for all pages to save all pages to
a single file
In the File name field, type in a name for the file into
which recognized text will be saved.
Note. The appearance of this dialog box depends on the
settings you made at Step 1.
The set-up task will be displayed in the ABBYY Hot Folder main window.
By default, task files are stored in %Userprofile%\Local
(In Microsoft Windows Vista, Windows 7 in
The results will be saved to the folder you specified when
setting up the task. In some cases, to prevent the loss of already
processed files, the program will create a subfolder in the
specified folder and save the subsequent recognition results to
this subfolder. The subfolder will be named as follows:
"Hot Folder DD.MM.YYYY HH-MM-SS"
A subfolder with this name is created when you re-run a task.
A subfolder with this name is created if a file with a particular
name already exists in the folder you specified.
Important! For tasks to start, your computer must be
turned on and you must be logged on.