Download and Run the MP Driver Package to Obtain the IJ Scan Utility - Windows
Article ID: ART137999 | Date published: | Date last updated: 07/16/2021
 

Description

Learn how to download, install and open the Canon IJ Scan Utility so you can scan photos and documents.

Solution

The IJ Scan Utility is an application that allows you to scan photos and documents from your Canon device to your computer.
If you have previously installed your Canon printer, the software you need to scan may already be on your computer.

 These instructions are for Windows users. 


This software you need in order to scan may already be installed on your computer. Before you download and install the software, let's check to see if it's already on the computer and ready to use.

To check if the software is already installed, look in the following places:

  • On a Windows 10 computerFrom the Start menu (lower left corner of the screen), select All Apps > Canon Utilities > IJ Scan Utility. If you don't see this, type IJ Scan Utility in the search bar.
  • On a Windows 8 / 8.1 computer: Select IJ Scan Utility on the Start screen (lower left corner of the screen). If IJ Scan Utility doesn't display, select the Search charm, then search for IJ Scan Utility.

  • On a Windows 7 / Windows Vista / Windows XP computer: From the Start menu (lower left corner of the screen), select All Programs > Canon Utilities > IJ Scan Utility > IJ Scan Utility.

    Tip If you don't see IJ Scan Utility in the Start menu, one other place to check is: C:\Program Files (x86)\Canon\IJ Scan Utility\SCANUTILITY.EXE
     

If the IJ Scan Utility does not appear in these locations, it has not yet been installed on your computer. Proceed to the next step to aquire the application.
 

Download and install the IJ Scan Utility

Follow these steps to start the download process:

  1. Go to the Canon USA Support page.

     Because this article applies to many printer models, the above link will take you to the page that allows you to enter your specific printer model number. Model names differ by country, and only U.S. models will appear.

  2. Enter your printer/scanner model in the search box.

  3. When your model name appears, click itThis will take you to the specific support page for your printer/scanner.

    You will be directed directly to the Drivers & Downloads section. Make sure your operating system is selected in the dropdown.
  4. Under the Drivers heading, find the file name that includes "MP Drivers" , then choose the Select button on the right.

    ‚ÄčNote The IJ Scan Utility, the application needed to scan,  is included in the MP Drivers package.

  5. Select Download to save the file to your computer.

  6. Once the download is complete, double-click the file to begin installation. Learn where to find the file if you are unable to locate it. Follow the on-screen instructions to install the MP Drivers. When you have finished the installation process, you will then be able to find and open the IJ Scan Utility to initiate scans.

 

Find and open the IJ Scan Utility

Follow these steps to open and run the IJ Scan Utility:

  • Windows 10: From the Start menu, select All Apps > Canon Utilities > IJ Scan Utility. If you don't see this, type IJ Scan Utility in the search bar.

  • Windows 8 / 8.1: Select IJ Scan Utility on the Start screen. If IJ Scan Utility doesn't display, select the Search charm, then search for IJ Scan Utility.

  • Windows 7 / Windows Vista / Windows XP: From the Start menu, select All Programs > Canon Utilities > IJ Scan Utility > IJ Scan Utility.


Once the IJ Scan Utility is open, be sure that your device is listed at the top of the window. Place your photo or document on the scanner, and then choose either Photo or Document on the IJ Scan Utility to initiate the scan.

Note If you'd like more information on the IJ Scan Utility, this video may help.


Network environment

If you have more than one scanner or have changed from a USB connection to a network connection, you'll need to set the network environment from the IJ Scan Utility. Learn how to set network scan settings. You can also visit this article to learn how to use the IJ Scan Utility.

 

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.