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Occasional Contributor
Posts: 7
Registered: ‎04-28-2014

Can't scan MP495

I installed MP Navigator 3.1 and get a message "install scanner driver".  When I try to install the driver I get a pay for site.  The must be an easier way.

Reputable Contributor
Posts: 593
Registered: ‎11-20-2012

Re: Can't scan MP495

HI Alex_from_GA!


Canon is proud to provide all the drivers for our products for free on our website. You can find drivers HERE on our Service and Support site.


To have a better understanding of your issue, please let everyone know what operating system (Windows Vista/7/8 or Mac OS 10.X) you are using. That way, community will be able to assist you with suggestions appropriate for your product.


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Occasional Contributor
Posts: 7
Registered: ‎04-28-2014

Re: Can't scan MP495

I have the printer driver and it prints fine, just can't scan.  I've connected to your site several times trying to get the scanner driver and it wants to sell me a driver something from a third party.  Windows 7 64 bit.  All the other multifunction printers I have have no problem scanning just the MP495.  Exactly where do I find the driver?  Thank you.

Product Expert
Posts: 1,989
Registered: ‎10-17-2012

Re: Can't scan MP495

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Hi Alex_from_GA,


The scanner drivers for the printer are included with the printer driver installation.  The following link will take you to the Drivers and Software page for your PIXMA MP495:


PIXMA MP495 Drivers and Software page


Once on the initial download page for your model, please do the following:

1.  Verify that the operating system detected in the "OPERATING SYSTEM" drop-down menu is correct, and if it is not, please click the drop-down menu to select your operating system.

2.  Next, please click on the red arrow next to the "RECOMMENDED FOR YOU" section and click the MP Drivers file.  When you do, another page will appear giving details of the file you are about to download will appear.  

3.  Please scroll down on the Details page and agree to the terms of the disclaimer message to continue with the download process by clicking on the "I AGREE - BEGIN DOWNLOAD" button.  After clicking the "I AGREE - BEGIN DOWNLOAD" button, follow the instructions to download and install the driver.  The time for the download process may vary depending on the speed of your Internet connection and the size of the file being downloaded. 

You will also want to download and install the latest version of MP Navigator from the Recommended from You section.


Hope this helps!


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Occasional Contributor
Posts: 7
Registered: ‎04-28-2014

Re: Can't scan MP495

windows7 os I have loaded the appropriate drivers and it still doesn't work.  

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