Scan to a Flash Drive or Memory Card From a PIXMA MP560

Article ID: ART131557 | Date published: 05/12/2015 | Date last updated: 03/20/2020


Learn how to save scanned data to a USB Flash Drive or Memory Card using the operation panel of the PIXMA MP560 printer.


You can save scans a USB flash drive or memory card from the operation panel of your printer.

Before you begin

It's good to know a few things about saving data to a memory card or flash drive.

  • You can't print data saved on a flash drive or memory card in the memory card mode.

  • We recommend that you periodically store data on a more permanent media (hard drive, etc.) to avoid unexpected accidents.

  • We assume no responsibility for damage or loss of data for whatever reason, even within the warranty period.

Save your data scan

  1. Turn the machine ON.
  2. Select Scan  on the printer's Home screen, then tap OK. The following screen displays:


  • To insert a memory card, do the following (skip to Step 7 if you want to insert a flash drive):
  1. Prepare your memory card. Attach a special card adapter if your memory card requires one.

  2. Open the card slot cover and insert the memory card with the label side facing to the left into the card slot. The Access lamp (A) will light up.

     The location to insert a memory card varies depending on each type of memory card,
    Caution Part of the memory card will protrude from the card slot, but don't force it into the slot any further. This can damage the machine or the memory card

  3. Select Memory card, then tap OK. The access lamp flashes as the machine reads the memory card. Don't touch the card during this time.

  4. Select Save to memory card, then tap OK. The Scan document screen displays. (Skip to Step 10.)

  • To insert a flash drive, do the following:
  1. Prepare the USB flash drive and insert it straight into the direct print port.

  2. Select  USB flash drive, then tap OK.

  3. Select Save to USB flash, then tap OK. The Scan document screen displays.

  4. Choose the desired settings, then tap OK.

  5. Load the original on the scanner glass according to the instructions on the printer screen.

  6. Select Color for a color scan, or Black for a black & white scan.

 When you select Preview ON, tap OK after the preview screen displays.

  1. The machine scans and saves the data in the requested location. Remove the original from the scanner glass, then remove your flash drive or memory card.

 You can scan images continuously only if you select PDF. To continue scanning, follow the on-screen instructions.

  • If the flash drive or the memory card fills up while a scan is in progress, only the images already scanned will save.

  • You can save up to 100 pages of images in one PDF file. You can save up to 2000 files of scanned data in PDF and JPEG data format.

  • The location of the saved data is as follows:

    • Folder name: (file extension: PDF): CANON_SC\DOCUMENT\0001.

    • Folder name: (file extension: JPG): CANON_SC\IMAGE\0001.

    • File name: Running numbers, starting from SCN_0001.

    • File date: 01/01/2009.


Import saved data to a computer

Follow these steps to import memory card data to your computer.

  1. Turn the machine off, then back on.

  2. Insert the memory card into the card slot on the computer.

  3. ​Follow the steps for your Windows or Mac® computer to save data.

Follow these steps to import USB flash drive data to your computer:

  1. Insert the USB flash drive into the direct print port.

  2. Make sure that the USB flash drive is correctly oriented before you insert it.

  3. ​​Follow the steps for your Windows or Mac computer to save data.



 Remove the memory card

 If you used the card slot as the memory card drive of a computer, you must perform the "safe removal" operation on your computer before you physically remove the memory card from the machine.

In Windows, if you are connected with a USB cable, right-click the removable disk icon and select Eject. If Eject doesn't appear on the screen, make sure the access lamp is lit, then remove the memory card.

In Mac, drag  (Mount drive) into the trash.

  1. Open the card slot cover.

  2. Make sure that the Access lamp is lit, and remove the memory card. Hold the card and pull it straight out of the machine.

 Don't remove the memory card while the Access lamp is flashing or the data saved on the memory card can be damaged

  1. ​Close the card slot cover.

Remove a USB flash drive

  1. Check the printer's screen to make sure the machine isn't actively reading or writing data to / from the flash drive.

 Don't remove the USB flash drive or turn off the power while the machine is performing a task.

 If your USB flash drive has an access lamp, refer to the instruction manual for the flash drive to learn how to confirm whether reading / writing to the drive is complete.

  1. Hold the USB flash drive and pull it straight out from the machine.

Good to know

Memory cards
  • When Read / write attribute is set to Writable from USB PC or Writable from LAN PC, you can't print image data from the memory card or save scanned data to the memory card from the operation panel

  • ​After you use the card slot as the memory card drive of a computer, remove the memory card, and from the Home screen, select Settings > Device settings > Advanced settings, then set the Read/write attribute to Not writable from PC.

  • When you use a computer to edit or enhance photos saved on a memory card, be sure to print them from the computer. If you use the operation panel, the photos may not print properly.

  • Be sure to attach the card adapter for memory card with the mark *(asterisk), and then insert it into the card slot as shown below.

    • For Memory Stick Duo, Memory Stick PRO Duo,

    • or Memory Stick Micro (with the Duo size adapter)

    • For SD Secure Digital memory card, SDHC memory card, MultiMediaCard, MultiMediaCard Plus,

    • miniSD Card*, miniSDHC Card*,

    • microSD Card*, microSDHC Card*,

    • Memory Stick, Memory Stick PRO,

    • Memory Stick Micro (with the full size adapter)*,

    • or RS-MMC:

    • For Compact Flash (CF) Card, Microdrive,

    • xD-Picture Card*, xD-Picture Card Type M*, or xD-Picture Card Type H*:

USB flash drives

  • You can't use a USB flash drive and a memory card at the same time. Use one or the other to save scanned data.

  • If you can't insert the USB flash drive into the direct print port, you may need to use an extension cable. You can purchase it at electronics store.

  • Some USB flash drives have a recognition problem, and may not operate properly in the machine.

  • You may not be able to use some USB flash drives with your computer's security settings.

Optimize scanned data

You can optimize or print the scanned data saved on the memory card using MP Navigator EX.


  • You can import the scanned data saved on the USB flash drive to the computer.

  • After you scan the data, connect the USB flash drive to the computer, then import the data using Windows Explorer.


  • You can import the scanned data saved on the USB flash drive to the computer.

  • After you scan the data, connect the USB flash drive to the computer, then import the data.

If your product issue was not resolved after following the steps above, or if you require additional help, please create or log in to your Canon Account to see your technical support options.

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