Help with scanning on Canon MP160

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by sneetch, Apr 29, 2015.

  1. sneetch macrumors newbie

    Apr 29, 2015

    I just dug up my cables for my old Canon Pixma mp160 printer/scanner and connected it to my iMac. The computer recognises the printer (when I go into printers in System Preferences).

    However, I can't for the life of me figure out how to scan with this device. I remember having to open a program for this back when I used to use it, but I don't know the name of it and can't seem to find the information anywhere on the internet or on my mac. When I look up software for this machine to use with OSX 10.9, the only one available is for printing photos, which is nice, but not what I need just now.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated!

  2. dyt1983, Apr 29, 2015
    Last edited: Jun 2, 2015

    dyt1983 macrumors 65816

    May 6, 2014
    edit: to remove personally identifying information not relevant to the thread.
  3. sneetch thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 29, 2015
    Hmmm... I tried to download mp navigator and it's not specified for use with osx 10.9. So I tried a different version of navigator, but it doesn't work with the mp160. Would you happen to know which version of mp navigator you are using and where I can get it?

    Thanks for the help


    Actually, nevermind. I just spoke to Cannon and it seems that sometimes with upgrades some things will remain intact, as in your case, but in my case, with a new computer, there is no driver for this printer. What a royal pain. Now I have to buy a new printer/scanner.

    Thanks anyway!

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