Canon imageCLASS MF271dn How to scan and fix problems installing and using scanner software

Last Updated on 04.06.2024 by DriverNew

Canon imageCLASS MF271dn How to scanHow to scan and use the scanner software. Fixes for problems that cause the Canon imageCLASS MF271dn scanner to not work, and how to properly install and use the scanner software.

To use the Canon imageCLASS MF271dn scanner and scan documents and photos, use the “ToolBox” software. This original software is located on the CD included with the printer.

To use the “ToolBox” software, you must have the scanner driver installed. Therefore, first install the drivers for Canon imageCLASS MF271dn scanner and printer, restart your computer and after that install the “ToolBox” software.

Problems that cause the scanner to not work

The reason why the scanner does not work may be due to incorrect installation of the Canon imageCLASS MF271dn scanner driver (You will read about the correct installation of drivers later in this article). Also, the reason why the scanner does not work may be due to an inappropriate USB cable or a non-functional USB port on the computer. Therefore, if you installed the software correctly, but the scanner does not work, then connect the printer to the computer via one USB cable and do not use any adapters for this. Also try connecting the USB cable to a different USB port on your computer, or use a different USB cable.

If the printer and scanner were working normally, but stopped working after updating the Windows operating system, then uninstall the previously installed driver and reinstall the driver. Be sure to restart your computer after installing and after uninstalling the drivers.

How to install the scanner driver correctly and fix problems
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Important information! Do not connect the printer to your computer using a USB cable. First, start installing the drivers for your Canon imageCLASS MF271dn printer and scanner. During the installation process, a message will appear on your monitor informing you when to connect the printer to your computer. After installing the drivers, restart your computer and install the “ToolBox” software.
Installing the printer driverA common mistake when installing a driver is that you first connect the device to your computer using a USB cable and then install the driver. In this case, the operating system detects the connected device and installs its own driver, which may not work correctly or not work at all. However, some other devices may work fine with the driver installed by the operating system. Therefore, if there is a driver specially created for your device, then first start installing this driver and only then connect the device to the computer. If you installed the driver incorrectly, uninstall the driver, restart your computer, and reinstall the software. Be sure to restart your computer after installing and after uninstalling the drivers.

How to uninstall drivers in Windows 10 operating system


Disconnect the USB cable that connects the printer to the computer. In the Windows operating system, click on the “Start” button, “Settings”, and then “Apps”. In the list of installed programs, find and left-click on the Canon imageCLASS MF271dn printer or scanner driver and click on the “Uninstall” button, and then click on the “Uninstall” button again. To confirm the removal of the software, click “Yes” and follow the instructions on the monitor screen. In the same way, remove all drivers and software with the name of your printer and scanner. After this, restart your computer.

Download printer and scanner drivers for Canon imageCLASS MF271dn. These drivers are designed for operating systems: Windows 11, Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 7 (64-bit / 32-bit).

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Canon imageCLASS MF271dn printer and scanner drivers

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MFDrivers

If you want to download these drivers from the Canon website, then download the driver that has the word ‘MFDrivers’ in the name. This file contains all the necessary drivers for the Canon imageCLASS MF271dn printer and scanner. You don’t need any other drivers. If you don’t want to search for the necessary drivers and software yourself, you can download them from the links on this page of the website. Driver downloads will follow the same links as on the Canon website.

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MF Scan Utility

After installing the drivers and restarting the computer, install the “MF Scan Utility” scanner software. There are no problems installing this software. Just start the installation and follow the instructions on your monitor screen.

Scanner software – MF Scan Utility

Operating systems: Windows 11, Windows 10

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Operating systems: Windows 8.1, Windows 7

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The MF Scan Utility is software for conveniently scanning photographs, documents, etc. Install the software. In the Windows operating system, click the ‘Start’ button to find the shortcut for the ‘MF Scan Utility’ software. You can then use your computer mouse to drag this shortcut to your desktop.MF Scan UtilityThe appearance of different versions of the “MF Scan Utility” software may differ.MF Scan UtilityIf you find it difficult to understand the settings of this software, then I offer you the easiest way to scan any documents and photos. To do this, use one button ‘Photo’. By clicking on this button, you can scan any documents and photos. The scanned document will be saved to your computer. The quality of the scanned documents is good, so you do not need to change the software settings. Many users of this software use one ‘Photo’ button to scan documents or photos. If you need to change the location where the scanned image will be saved or change other scanner settings, then use the “Settings” button for this.
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If you have problems using this software, you can use the easier way to scan documents and photos. Use the “Windows Fax and Scan” software to scan documents. This software is in the Windows operating system. The quickest and easiest way to open “Windows Fax and Scan” is to search for it. Type “Windows Fax” in the search bar and select it in the search results. In Windows 10, the search bar is right next to the “Start” button.

Additional Information

If you don't know how to connect an additional device to your computer and need instructions on how to connect it correctly, you can use the search bar on this site (located at the top right of any page) or write to us.

To use any computer device, software (driver) is required. It is recommended to use the original software included with the device. If you don't have the software and can't find it on the device manufacturer's website, we can help. Tell us the model of your printer, scanner, monitor or other computer device, as well as the operating system version (for example: Windows 11, Windows 10, Windows 8, etc.).

Find operating system info in Windows 11

Find operating system info in Windows 11

Under Windows specifications, check which edition and version of Windows your device is running.

How to find out what version of the operating system is installed on your Mac device. From the Apple menu in the top left corner of your screen, select About This Mac. You should see the macOS name, such as macOS Sonoma, followed by the version number. If you need to know the build number as well, click the version number to see it.

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