Want to keep your Canon scanner in good condition and get the best possible experience? You should consider downloading and installing the latest version for your Canon scanner driver.

In addition, if you’re having issues like scanner not working, or scanner not detected in your Windows computer, you can also try updating your scanner driver to fix the issues.

How to download or update Canon scanner driver?

  1. Download Canon scanner driver manually
  2. Update Canon scanner driver automatically
  3. Update Canon scanner driver via Device Manager
Note: the screenshots below come from Windows 10, and the methods also work on Windows 11, 8 ,and 7.

Method 1: Download Canon scanner driver manually

You can manually download the driver for your Canon scanner from the Canon support center.

Before getting started, you should know clearly your scanner model, and your computer operating system (whether you’re using Windows 11 or Windows 10, and running 64-bit or 32-bit).

1) Go to Canon Support.

2) Search for your scanner model from the search bar.
(In my case I search for CanoScan LiDE 120.)

3) On your scanner result page, click Software & Drivers.

4) Select the OS and version that match with your computer. Then click DOWNLOAD there is a driver available for you to download.

4) Install the driver on your computer.

This requires time or computer skills. If you don’t have time or patience, you can try the solutions below.

Method 2: Update Canon scanner driver automatically

If you don’t have time or patience to manually download and install the Canon scanner driver in your computer, you can do it automatically with Driver Easy.

Driver Easy will automatically recognize your system and find the correct drivers for it. You don’t need to know exactly what system your computer is running, you don’t need to be troubled by the wrong driver you would be downloading, and you don’t need to worry about making a mistake when installing.

You can update your drivers automatically with either the FREE or the Pro version of Driver Easy. But with the Pro version, it takes just 2 clicks (and you will get full support and a 30-day money back guarantee).

1) Download and install Driver Easy.

2) Run Driver Easy and click the Scan Now button. Driver Easy will then scan your computer and detect any problem drivers.

3) Click the Update button next to the flagged scanner driver to automatically download the correct version of the driver (you can do this with the FREE version), and install the driver in your computer.

Or click Update All to automatically download and install the correct version of all the drivers that are missing or out of date on your system (this requires the Pro version – you’ll be prompted to upgrade when you click Update All).

4) After updating, restart your computer to take effect.

If you’ve tried Driver Easy, but the problem persists, please feel free to contact our support team at support@drivereasy.com for further assistance regarding this issue. Our support team would be happy to help you resolve this issue. Please attach the URL of this article so we could assist you better.

Method 3: Update Canon scanner driver via Device Manager

You can also update the driver for your Canon scanner from Device Manager, where you can view and manage the hardware device and its driver software on your computer.

1) Make sure you’ve connected your Canon scanner to your Windows computer.

2) On your keyboard, press the Windows logo key and R at the same time to invoke the Run box.

3) Type devmgmt.msc and click OK.

4) In Device Manager, double-click Printers or Print queues to expand it.

5) Right click on your printer (it may display as Unknown device), and select Update driver.

6) Choose Search automatically for updated driver software.

7) Follow the on-screen instructions to finish updating the driver.

8) After updating, restart your computer.

That’s it. You should now have installed the latest version of the driver for your Canon scanner.

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