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How to Scan to Computer on Canon Printer

It is always a good option to scan your documents and save them as digital copies on your computer. This will enable you to access them at any point you wish. If you have a Canon printer and want to scan a document from a Canon printer to a computer, continue reading this page.

Here, you will find all the answers to your questions regarding the Canon printer scan setup. On this page, we will show you how to download the IJ Scan Utility and use it to scan your documents. Now, let’s get started.

How to Scan to Computer on Canon Printer

Download And Install The Application

  • Visit Canon’s official website from your browser.
  • Type your printer model in the search area and press Enter.
  • Once the results are displayed, click the correct printer.
  • When directed to the product support page, click Software & Drivers.
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  • Make sure the correct operating system is selected.
  • When compatible drivers are displayed, find IJ Scan Utility and click Download.
  • Once downloaded to your computer, double-click the setup file to start the installation.
  • Continue following the on-screen instructions to complete the installation. Finally, restart your computer.

Start Scanning Your Documents

  • Before scanning documents, ensure you have completed the printer’s initial setup.
  • Turn on the printer and place the original on the scanner glass. If your printer has an ADF, you can use it to scan multiple documents.
  • Place your originals facing down on the platen glass. Conversely, when placing the original in the ADF, ensure the print side faces up.
  • Open IJ Scan Utility on your Windows computer.
  • Click Automatic to scan the document/image using the default scan settings.
  • Click the Document option to scan your original as a document.
  • Click the Photo option to scan a photo.
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  • To modify the document, click the Settings option and specify paper size, orientation, resolution, etc., according to your preferences. In case you want to scan documents or photos with your settings, click Custom to update your settings.
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  • You can also use this utility to create PDF files from images saved on your computer. To do this, open Utilities and click PDF Editor. Specify the required paper size, resolution, and orientation. Then click OK.
  • When you have finished using the utility, you can close it.


This is how to scan your documents from your Canon printer to your computer. If you still have queries, you can contact our technical experts for real-time assistance. They will connect with you and help you finish the job in minutes. You can contact us via the Call button on this page.

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