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The scanner’s UI or the system’s file dialog does not open when scanning


Dynamsoft Service is installed successfully, but when attempting to scan or load files, the scanner’s UI or the system’s file dialog does not open. You may also see the error, “The pipe is being closed.”


Cause One

This can be due to permissions, firewall, or other programs (e.g. anti-virus) blocking connections to the Dynamsoft Service. To determine if Dynamsoft Service is blocked by another process, open Task Manager and go to the Details Tab. Typically, before opening the scan page, you will see three Dynamsoft Service processes listed: two under SYSTEM and one under the user account.
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When you open the scan page, two new processes are created under the user account.
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If these two processes are not under the user account, we can confirm that Dynamsoft Service is being blocked by another process.

Cause Two

The issue occurs when the allocated memory address exceeds the 32-bit limit. In this situation, it becomes impossible to access resources under the current user’s permissions, such as save/load operations. Notably, 32-bit scanning and memory uploads remain unaffected. This issue is present in all versions before 18.2.


Resolution for Cause 1

To determine which process is blocking Dynamsoft Service, please follow the steps below.

  1. Collect verbose log

  2. Open the file wts.log and search for the string “GetConnectionProcessID” to locate the line: GetConnectionProcessID:: connection client 1960 process is xxxxx.

[xxxxx] indicates the connection process id, which will identify a process in Task Manager. This process should should typically be a browser process.

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However, if the identified PID is not a browser process as expected, the PID will typically be the process which is blocking Dynamsoft Service.

If you need further assistance, please contact Dynamsoft Support.

Resolution for Cause 2

Please contact Dynamsoft for patched installer.

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