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How to Set Up Network Folder Forwarding

This tutorial explains how to configure Network Folder Forwarding on a Lexmark MFP.


Before reading these instructions be sure that the following prerequisites are met:

  • Before you can start this tutorial, you must be aware of your Lexmark MFP’s IP Address.

  • Access to a user with “write” privileges.


How to set up network folder forwarding

  1. Open your preferred web browser and in the URL, enter the IP Address of your Lexmark MFP. This will take you to the Embedded Web Server.

  2. Select the Shortcuts option and then click the Add Shortcut button:

  3. Be sure to do the following:

    Change the Shortcut Type to Network Folder:

    Include the correct Share Path:

    Note: When inputting the Share Path be sure to include the path to the host and share, using forward slashes. Ex. //ServerName/Share (If you are not sure whether your MFP can resolve your network server by name, you may also need to use the IP address of the server—contact your IT/Network Administrator for this name/IP).

    If you are using a domain to authenticate this share, enter the Domain name in Workgroup:

    For Authentication, select Use Assigned username and Password from the drop-down and input the Username and Password of an account with write access to the share. Be sure to also set your resolution to either 200 or 300 dpi to take full advantage of incoming faxes. Before you leave the page be sure to make note of the Shortcut Number, we will need it later. Click Save when complete:

    Note: You can also use this section to determine what format these faxes will be saved as.

  4. Next, we will teach the MFP how to utilize the newly created Shortcut. Go to Settings>Fax>Fax Setup:

  5. Click on Fax Receive Settings to open its related settings. Click Admin Controls.

  6. On this page, on the Fax Forwarding field, determine your option in the drop-down. Select an option that includes forwarding:

  7. On Destination 1 (or whichever Destination is available), make sure the Type is set to Network Folder and then input the Shortcut Number gathered from before. Then choose Save.

  8. If you are using the Called Number-type routing, set Type to Called Number on Step 7. The Shortcut Number field will become grayed out because the routing is dynamic and based on the Shortcut Name.

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