Hot Folders

A Hot Folder is an application object that automatically transfers job files to a predefined folder location, either on a network or local drive.

When a customer sends jobs to hot folders, the incoming job files can be stored there or redirected for other applications, such as an impositioning program, to retrieve and process them. Also, a hot folder can represent a directory connected to a printer, so when a file is sent to that folder it is automatically submitted to the printer for processing.

RICOH TotalFlow Cloud applications that access hot folders need a RICOH Cloud Connector to communicate with the hot folder location. If the application sending files cannot connect with the hot folder, the files are not transferred.