Canon Scanner USB Device Not Recognized

Why My Canon Scanner USB Device Not Recognized?

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Canon Scanner USB Device Is Not Recognized

Are you getting the Canon scanner USB device not recognized message on your computer? This might turn into a disaster when you are scanning documents from your scanner. There might be many reasons for your Canon scanner to not recognize a USB device. However, this error can be resolved if you follow the troubleshooting steps given on this page.

  • First, check whether you have properly inserted the USB flash drive into your Canon scanner’s USB port.
  • Access the USB settings on the scanner control panel and verify whether you have selected the correct USB settings.
  • If necessary, restart your scanner and reconnect the USB flash drive to check if the problem has been resolved.
  • If the problem persists, unplug the USB drive from your scanner and connect it to your Windows computer.
  • Next, click the Start menu on your computer and type ‘cmd’ in the search panel.
  • From the search result, right-click the Command Prompt app and select the Run as administrator option.
  • In the Command Prompt window, type ‘attrib -h -r -s /s /d X:*.*’ and press the Enter key (replace the letter X with your actual USB drive letter).
  • Now, your USB drive will be scanned for corrupted files and recovered automatically by your Windows computer.
  • Unplug the USB flash drive from your computer and plug it into the scanner’s USB port.
  • If your scanner fails to recognize the USB flash drive, check if your scanner requires any firmware update.
  • If necessary, update the printer’s firmware by downloading the latest firmware from the official Canon site.
  • After completing the firmware update, restart your scanner.
  • Remove all the connected cables and devices from your scanner.
  • After a few minutes, reconnect the power cord to an electrical outlet and turn on the Canon scanner.
  • Once your scanner is turned on, plug the USB drive into the USB port and start scanning your documents.

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