How Can I Prevent the Date from Appearing in a File Name After Scanning in IJ Scan Utility?

Article ID: ART169725 | Date published: 03/20/2018 | Date last updated: 07/21/2022


By default, the date is added to the file name of any image saved in IJ Scan Utility.  This article will show you how to prevent that from happening.


 Although the screenshots in this article were taken from the Windows version of IJ Scan Utility, this article applies to both the Windows and macOS versions of IJ Scan Utility.

By default, the date is added to the file name of any image saved in IJ Scan Utility.  If you do not want the date to appear in the file name after scanning, follow the steps below.

  1. From the IJ Scan Utility main window, click Settings....

  2. Click on the appropriate scan option on the left of the Settings window (Document Scan, Auto Scan, etc.).

  3. Place a check in the box for Save to a subfolder with current date.

  4. Repeat this process for each scan option.  Then, click OK.

When you scan after this option has been enabled, your image(s) will be saved into a subfolder in the location you specified in Save Settings.  Inside the subfolder, you will find your image(s) without the date in the file name.

If you have Check scan results and specify save settings enabled in the settings of IJ Scan Utility, you can choose whether or not to save images to a subfolder with the current date before saving.

With Save to a subfolder with current date enabled:

With Save to a subfolder with current date not enabled:

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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