Hi again kaibob,
I take this to mean that the bin file is in the right place.
Thanks so much for your help. Can I ask you something else? Suppose I want to dump this scanner (it's a bit old anyway) and get a new one. Can you offer any recommendations on makes/models/types of scanners that won't entail these sorts of problems? Are these problems resulting from the fact that the scanner is a few years old, or that it's an Epson product, or that it's a USB scanner, or maybe something else? Any idea? Do you think I should start a new "absolute beginner" thread with that question?