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imageCLASS MF733Cdw can not find scanner and/or install scanner driver



when I try to install the recommended driver Windows 64bit] MF733Cdw/MF731Cdw MFDrivers (Generic Plus UFR II / Generic FAX / ScanGear the computer can not find the printer when told to connect USB. 

Despite this error, a generic driver (Generic Plus UFR II V250)  gets installed.

I can print fine, but not use the MF Scan utility. When I try to start it, it gives error "A scanner driver supporting this software is not installed. Install it and try again"

In my device manager I can see the generic driver under printers but the printer MF732c/734C/735C is shown with an error under other devices.

I tried troubleshooting like this: or this which seem s to be similar for the printers with no success.


Where can I get the driver for the MF733 printer (not generic one). I can not find it on the canon website.Is there another way to solve this?




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Windows 11 Pro / 10.0.2261 Build 22621

Still could not fix this


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Hello Mikxx,

In this situation, you can try removing any USB connections for the printer under device manager and trying a reinstall of the MF733Cdw/MF731Cdw MFDrivers from our Canon USA support site. Before installing the driver, you can remove any connections for the printer from device manager. 

You can press the Windows key and the letter R key at the same time on your keyboard. In the run box that appears, you can type in devmgmt.msc and click OK. Under universal serial bus controllers, you can right click and select uninstall device for any of the USB printing support connections associated with the printer or any listings of the printer name. 

Once the connections are gone, you can disconnect the printer from the computer and try installing the drivers. You can connect the USB cable again when the setup prompts the connection.

Once reconnected, you can try printing again to see if it works or if you get any specific error messages.


Same issue here, except I cannot install the driver while connected with USB, nor wifi.

My post is here: