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I am getting an Canon IJ Scan Utility Internal Error Code:9,202,3. Please Help!


I have a CanoScan 9000F Mark II scanner and I am using Windows 10.  I can go to the Canon Utility and select it to scan.  The scanner scans the photo/document, however once it has completed a scan a popup Canon IJ Scan Utility message comes up stating "An internal error has occured.  Restart the computer, then try again.  Code: 9,202,3".  I restart the computer and the error continues.  I am saving to my Pictures folder in My Documents.  I have tried different selections (e.g. Auto Scan, Photo, Documents, etc.) with the same result.  Please help!  Thank you.


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I am getting the same error message. I am using a windows 7 system.


What I have found out is, after scanning a photo, if I move the photo from the saved location before closing the scanning software, I get the error message. This seems to have something to do with the editing software that Canon has set up to automatically open (My Image Garden) when the scaning software is closed. If I have moved the photo to another location, close the scanning software, I then get the error message.


With what I have been doing (scanning slides, over 1500 so far), I have a file set up that the scanner puts them in. After I scan each box/tray, I move them into there own file until I get done. After I realized that the error is from My Image Garden not being able to find the recently scanned photos/slides, I stopped worring about the error message.


I am getting the same error.

a pixma mg4250

a laptop using windows 10 home 64 bit.
and pritner/scanner is connected via usb cable.

I did all the basic steps already:


rebooted pc multiple times (as given by the error)

reinstalled software, printerdrivers

checked for firmware updates( no available)

powered off, unplugged printer

(in regards to the previous user: I'm not doing anything fancy, special. most scan settings are default. so the problem lies with the software/os combination. no fancy tricks here


nothing seems to resolve this issue.
I have other people with issues with canon and windows 10 as well. I'm getting the very distinct feeling that windows 10 integration and canon don't go hand in hand and that's a shame as it's really putting me off when it's time for me to pick my next brand of printer...

hi there,

here the same problem;


Canon pixma 925

windows 10,64 bit

cannot scan any more

suddenly error code 9,202,3



al reset/new software download / firmware printer is latest etc.etc.

response from canon helpdesk; "it is a windows error"


and now............................?

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ok, thanks for the response

I am getting the same error code and I bought my Canon printer in the US, so lets get some detailed help going.

Hi, poohiron!

So that the Community can help you better, we need to know exactly which Canon product you have and which operating system is running on your computer (i.e. Windows or Mac OS, and which version thereof). That, and any other details you'd like to give will help the Community better understand your issue!

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No worries, I turned Windows defender folder access control off, as this is the solution to the problem. Simple.