How to load drivers for CanoScan Lide scanner in Windows 7

Have you plugged in the scanner and installed it to find that it doesn’t work?

You will first need to download the driver deletion tool from here.  

Then you will need to download the Lide 60 drivers,  canoscan toolbox and winrar:

CanoScan Toolbox

Lide 60 32-bit Driver

Lide 60 64-bit Driver

Winrar

 For 32-bit machines:

– Use Winrar tool to extract lide60vst11110a_xpen.exe file.

– Open the folder create names lide60vst11110a_xpen

– Looking for SetupSG.exe you can find inside the folder

– Extract it the same way again and you will find the driver

– Right click Computer

– Select Manage

– Now choose Device Manager

– Plug in the scanner so you can see it pop up in the Device Manager

– Right click on it and select Update / Install driver

– Select Browse my computer for driver then Let me pick from a list of drivers

– Select ‘All’ then click OK

– Select Have Disk then Browse and select the CNQL60.INF file inside the SetupSG folder.

Here you might found it says that it isn’t the correct driver and may not work, but don’t worry; its okay. Now you can install the CanoScan Toolbox which you can find at the download link below.

Just follow it if the system asks you to reboot. After the computer back on, your Canoscan LiDE 35 now recognize well and ready works under Windows 7 OS. Please skip the next part.

For 64-bit machines:

– Use Winrar tool to extract lide60vst6411111a_64en file.

– Open the folder create names ‘ide60vst6411111a_64en’

– Looking for SetupSG.exe you can find inside the folder

– Extract it the same way again and you will find the driver

– Right click Computer

– Select Manage

– Now choose Device Manager

– Plug in the scanner so you can see it pop up in the Device Manager

– Right click on it and select Update / Install driver

– Select Browse my computer for driver then Let me pick from a list of drivers

– Select ‘All’ then click OK

– Select Have Disk then Browse and select the CNQL60.INF file inside the SetupSG folder.

Here you might found it says that it isn’t the correct driver and may not work, but don’t worry; its okay. Now you can install the CanoScan Toolbox which you can find at the download link below.

Just follow it if the system asks you to reboot. After the computer back on, your Canoscan LiDE 35 now recognize well and ready works under Windows 7 x64 OS.

For both types of OS:

Install the CanoScan toolbox.

At this point you will be asked to reboot and your scanner may start working. If this is not the case and you get a message saying “Unable to open Twain source”, please complete the following procedure, which can be used for many Canon scanners:

First, determine the correct path to add into the PATH environment variable.  Look in C:\Windows\twain_32 and there should one other folder in there.  In my case it was  named CNQL60.

This is the path that is needed to be added into the PATH environment variable.

C:\Windows\twain_32\CNQL60

Now, follow these instructions to get to the dialog to modify the PATH environment variable.

Control Panel > System > and then choose Advanced System Settings in the left hand column.

This will bring up the System Properties dialog (it should already be on the Advanced tab).

At the bottom of this dialog is an Environment Variables button.  Clicking this button will bring up the Environment Variables dialog.

In the bottom panel, scroll until you find the variable named Path.  Select this one and then hit the Edit… button to bring up the Edit System Variable dialog.

In the Variable value text box, scroll all the way to the right and then add in the path C:\Windows\twain_32\CNQL60 that was determined earlier.  Make sure to separate this value with a preceding semi-colon.  And also be careful not to make any other changes to this value.

Now OK your way out of all of the dialogs and CanoScan Toolbox will now work as expected.

Sources used for this article:

http://www.bullsworld.net

http://www.laptops-drivers.com

http://weblogs.asp.net/jeffwids

3 comments

  1. Excellent. I had been struggling for ages with the LiDE60 in Win7 64bit. The key part to make it work for me was the path C:\Windows\twain_32\CNQL60

    Thanks a lot
    John

  2. I too had difficulties installing my Lide60 in Win 7 64bit. Even Gechko’s instructions did not help. I still got: “Unable to open file”. Then I went to “Settings”
    Default was: C:\Users\JvS\AppData\Roaming\Canon\TB49\. No such folder om my computer. Paged to a existing folder and ended up with: C:\Users\JvS\canontijdelijk\. And yes, it did work!.
    In case your Dutch is as bad as my English: “tijdelijk” can be translated to “tempory”.

    Thanks a lot

    Jan

  3. I have the same problem with Lide35 too. I had followed the above instructions but still failed to install. A message popped out and said ‘Windows could not find driver software for your device. Appreciate if you could give me some advice.

    Thanks a lot

    Hey

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