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Registered: ‎11-18-2016

Re: MF Toolbox doesn't work on Windows 10

Hello Wolrab,

How's your Toolbox after the last Windows 10 Update? Mine stopped working again, but I couldn't get it operational this time. The only partial solution is to install it without antivirus (suspend or close) and then run as administrator, but scanning directly from device is still impossible (which is very inconvenient for me, because the device is in another room...).
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Registered: ‎03-22-2018

Re: MF Toolbox doesn't work on Windows 10

Hi Gregory,

 

My Toolbox came up with the original error that no compatible scanner was not installed. I had to set it to run as administrator.

 

My imageCLASS MF4570dn is in the same room as my computer so I use the ScanGearMF driver that pops up to scan.

 

It will not scan from the device. At first it just hung, then I installed the Canon patch and now I get a window that is non-functional

 

2018-05-19_14-21-36.jpg

I can select "MF Toolbox" and "OK" but nothing happens

 

al1
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Registered: ‎10-22-2015

Re: MF Toolbox doesn't work on Windows 10


@Wolrab wrote:

Hi Gregory,

 

My Toolbox came up with the original error that no compatible scanner was not installed. I had to set it to run as administrator.

 

My imageCLASS MF4570dn is in the same room as my computer so I use the ScanGearMF driver that pops up to scan.

 

It will not scan from the device. At first it just hung, then I installed the Canon patch and now I get a window that is non-functional

 

2018-05-19_14-21-36.jpg

I can select "MF Toolbox" and "OK" but nothing happens

 


I think everytime Windows does an update, it does not copy over the Canon Toolbox parameters and you have to re-install Toolbox. Download  ToolBox_4911mf18_Win_EN 

 

I just did the Windows 10 April 2018 update to version 1803 and Toolbox FAILED to run again. (See image below) My Canon Printer imageCLASS  MF4100 series was selected as default and it did work as a printer. 

So after re-installing the downloaded file above,  MF Toolbox - Scan function should work again.

It is a pain but it only takes 30 seconds or so. Normally I reboot, but this time I didn't have to.

Just remember where the file is in your download directory when you need it for the next major Windows update.   

 

Good luck.

 

Canon Toolbox.jpg

 

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Registered: ‎11-18-2016

Re: MF Toolbox doesn't work on Windows 10

After April's Windows Update I managed to reinstall everything (drivers and MF Toolbox) with all aplications closed and antivirus protection turned off. It worked perfectly until the May's Windows Update. I think I installed Canon's patch directly after it stopped working (I think it helped) and then another part of Windows Update came in. After that I tried everything with no effect...

Thanks to Wolrabs advice, if I run MF Toolbox as administrator it works fine from computer. If it's not run as administrator I get message (my translation): "None of the supported scanners are installed. Install a supported scanner, and then restart the Toolbox."

But when I try to scan from my printer then if MF Toolbox is not run as administrator I just wait with no effect. If Toolbox has administrator rights then I get message (my translation): "The MF Toolbox Program supported by your scanner may not be installed on your computer. Install the appropriate MF Toolbox program and try Again".

I wrote to Canon Europe support - I'll wait for their advice to reinstall everything even if I did it :-)

My solution for now is to run Remote Desktop (on my phone or tablet), when I'm in another room and need to scan something directly from printer I just take control of my desktop and use Toolbox remotely. Maybe it's not very comfortable (not as comfortable as it was before Windows Update), but still better than running to my computer after each scanned page to run scan for next page :-)

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Registered: ‎06-09-2018

Re: MF Toolbox doesn't work on Windows 10

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I was able to fix the issue...for now...using the "Patch for Network Scan, USB Scan" provided by Canon under Support for my printer model. This was after uninstalling and reinstalling MF Toolbox using normal Windows mode, safe mode, and Revo Uninstaller; as well as updating the settings under Services > Windows Image Acquisition properties, Log On and Recovery tabs (none of which worked on its own).

 

Hopefully I won't be back on this forum again, as this is at least the third time MF Toolbox has suddenly lost the ability to communicate with my scanner despite the print function remaining consistent.

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Registered: ‎11-18-2016

Re: MF Toolbox doesn't work on Windows 10

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Hello,

 

After June's Windows Update and not doing anything else, my MF Toolbox is fully operational again (both scanning from computer and from pronter is possible). I didn't reinstall it nor changed anything since my last problem occured.

The less you want, the more you get?

 

UPDATE 18 June 2018
On saturday scanning was working, during sunday Windows run some installing process in background (but I didn't see it in windows update or something). Today (on monday) scanning is not working (I had to set administrator provilige to Toolbox).

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