Canon IJ Scan Utility for Mac and Windows

Download and Run the MP Driver Package to Obtain the IJ Scan Utility - Windows & Mac OS

The IJ Scan Utility is an application that allows you to scan photos and documents using your Canon device. If you have previously installed the drivers for your Canon printer, this application may already be installed.

If you don't see IJ Scan Utility in the Start menu, you can find it here: C:\Program Files (x86)\Canon\IJ Scan Utility\SCANUTILITY.EXE

Note These instructions are for Windows users. The video, How to Scan to a Windows PC may help.  If you're using a Mac® computer, learn how to download and run the IJ Scan Utility on a Mac®.

Canon IJ Scan Utility for Mac and Windows

Before you begin, check to see if the IJ Scan Utility has already been installed on your WIndows® computer.

  • 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.

If the IJ Scan Utility has not yet been installed on your computer, proceed to the next step.

Download and install the IJ Scan Utility

  1. Follow these steps to start the download process:
  2. Go to the Canon USA Support page.
  3. Enter your scanner model in the search box.
  4. Model names differ by country.  Only models for the U.S. will be listed.
  5. When your model appears below the search box, click it. This will take you to the support page for your scanner.
  6. Model selection search box
  7. Under Drivers & Downloads, make sure your operating system is selected in the dropdown.
  8. From the Drivers tab, find the MP Drivers for your device, then choose the Select button on the right.
  9. ​Note The IJ Scan Utility is included in the MP Drivers package.
  10. Select Download to save the file to your computer.
  11. Once the download is complete, double-click the file to begin the installation. Learn where to find the file if you are unable to locate it.

How to Run the IJ Scan Utility?

  1. Follow these steps to open and run the IJ Scan Utility:
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Windows 7 / Windows Vista / Windows XP: From the Start menu, select All Programs > Canon Utilities > IJ Scan Utility > IJ Scan Utility.

Once the Canon 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.