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How to Install and Use Canon IR5050 Scan Drivers on Windows 10

If you have a Canon IR5050 printer/scanner, you may need to install the scan drivers on your Windows 10 computer to use its full functionality. Scan drivers are software that allow your computer to communicate with your scanner and perform various scanning tasks. In this article, we will show you how to download and install the scan drivers for your Canon IR5050 device.


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Step 1: Download the scan drivers from the Canon website

The first step is to visit the Canon Support page and search for your printer model. Enter IR5050 in the box and click on the model that appears below. You will be redirected to the support page for your device.

On the support page, click on the Software & Drivers button and select your operating system from the drop-down menu. You will see a list of available software and drivers for your device. Look for the file named UFR II/UFRII LT Printer Driver & Utilities for Macintosh V10.19.3 [Mac OS : 10.10/10.11/10.12/10.13/10.14/10.15/11.0] or something similar. This file contains the scan drivers for your device.

Click on the Download button next to the file name and save it to your computer. The file size is about 60 MB and may take a few minutes to download depending on your internet speed.

Step 2: Install the scan drivers on your computer

Once the download is complete, locate the file on your computer and double-click on it to start the installation process. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the installation. You may need to agree to some terms and conditions, select a destination folder, and restart your computer.

After the installation is finished, you should see a new icon on your desktop or in your Start menu called Canon UFR II/UFRII LT Printer Driver & Utilities. This is where you can access the scan drivers and utilities for your device.

Step 3: Use the scan drivers to scan documents or images

To use the scan drivers to scan documents or images, you need to connect your Canon IR5050 device to your computer via a USB cable or a network connection. Make sure your device is turned on and ready to scan.

Then, open the Canon UFR II/UFRII LT Printer Driver & Utilities program from your desktop or Start menu and click on the ScanGear MF icon. This will launch the ScanGear MF application, which is a scanning software that allows you to adjust various settings and preview your scans.

In the ScanGear MF application, select your device from the drop-down menu and click on the Preferences button. Here you can change some options such as resolution, color mode, file format, etc. Click OK when you are done.

Next, place your document or image face down on the scanner glass or face up in the document feeder of your device. Then, click on the Preview button in the ScanGear MF application to see a preview of your scan on your computer screen. You can crop, rotate, or adjust the brightness and contrast of your scan if needed.

Finally, click on the Scan button in the ScanGear MF application to start scanning your document or image. The scanned file will be saved to a folder of your choice or opened in an application of your choice depending on your settings.


In this article, we have shown you how to install and use Canon IR5050 scan drivers on Windows 10. By following these steps, you should be able to scan documents or images with ease using your Canon IR5050 device. If you have any questions or problems with the installation or scanning process, please refer to the Canon Knowledge Base or contact Canon Support for further assistance. c481cea774


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