Canon Pixma MG5220: Scan Documents to Computer

The Canon Pixma MG5220 printer has the ability to scan documents to your computer. Before you try any scanning though, you have to have the proper software installed and know the steps. Just follow these instructions.

  1. Install the MP Navigator EX software located on the disc that came with the printer. If you don’t have the disc, you can obtain the software on the Canon website.
  2. Select “Start” > “Programs” > “Canon Utilities” > “MP Navigator EX” > “MP Navigator EX“.
  3. Select “Photos/Documents“.
  4. Open the top of the scanner and place the document you wish to scan on the glass.
  5. Set preferences on the screen as needed. Select the “Scan” button when ready.
  6. The Pixma 5220 should start the scanning process. When it’s finished, select “Save” to save the document(s) as a JPEG, or select “Save as PDF” to save it in PDF format.


  1. Erin Earls says

    I have the exact same problem with my Canon Pixma 890. I used to be able to press Scan on the printer/scanner and it would drop the scanned doc onto my pc. Now I have to open up the Canon software on my pc in order to scan. How can I go back to just hitting the scan button on my copier?

  2. Behrooz says

    I want to know how to scan my document from my scaner printer Canon 4700 to my pc?

  3. MJ says

    My cannon mg5200 will not scan a document if pressing scan on my printer. I have to press scan from my windows pc. I used to be able to scan directly from my printer. Any ideas on how to correct?

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