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New Macbook want to use old Canoscan Lide 20/30

Running Mac os10.4.11 have a Canoscan LiDE 20/LiDE30 wont run setup software is there a downlaod that will get this resolved! or is the scanner useless with my new Mac? Thank, Shane

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Lide 60 not working in mountain lion

Guide to installing Canon CanoScan LiDE 35, 50 and 60 on Mac OS X 10.8. Mountain Lion:


  • If this is the first attempt to install the scanner, skip this part

  • Trash the following files/folders from these folders:

HD:/Library/Image Capture/Twain Data Sources

delete the CanoScan CanoScan XXXX.ds file

(Make note of any other files that may be in this folder. If other files are present, move them to the desktop for now. Then place them back after successfully using the scanner.)


delete the 'CanoScan XXXX' folder


delete the folders containing the name CanoScan, or starting with CNQL.


delete the CanoScan Toolbox Application


delete any items named "CanoScan Toolbox"

  • Restart your computer, then empty the trash


  • Make sure your scanner is well connected

  • Download the right driver depending on your Model. Also download the Scanner Software. Copy the filenames and search them via Google. Make sure you download the Canon files from an official Canon domain.

CanoScan LiDE 50 and LiDE 35 work both with the 35 driver:


CanoScan LiDE 60 driver:


VueScan Software:

VueScan 9.2 (or later) x32 for Mac OS X

Alternative to VueScan: CanoScan Toolbox. I prefer VueScan.

Try your luck with Version 4 or Version 5.

CanoScan Toolbox 4: cstbosx4934ej4.dmg

CanoScan Toolbox 5: cstbosx5014ej4.dmg

  • Open the downloaded driver file (lide35osx7721en.dmg or lide60osx11131en.dmg)

  • and Double-click the ScanGear file, install and restart when prompted

  • Open the downloaded VueScan file (vuex3292.dmg) and drag the VueScan application to the Mac Applications folder

  • Open the VueScan application. The scanner should be recognized automatically.

(Alternatively try and install CanoScan Toolbox 4 or 5)

Nov 04, 2012 | Canon Scanners

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Is my old scanner Canon Lide30 compatible to my Mac OS X laptop?

I'd try the Canon web site, follow links for support and/or downloads, see if there's a Mac driver.

Sep 21, 2010 | Canon CanoScan LiDE 30 Flatbed Scanner

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I have flate scaner lide30 7 hv a software which is for window xp but i hv changed to window 7 .how to get drivers for this

window 7 software is not yet available from canon
you may double check from ""

Aug 21, 2010 | Canon CanoScan LiDE 30 Flatbed Scanner

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I've got a new mac. Have downloaded lide 25driver

please un-install the driver reboot your system and do another installation, and you are done

i need the votes

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Installing CanoScan Lide 20 / Lide 30 into Mac OS X 10.5.5

I found this scanner at a garage sale today, and had trouble finding this info myself. Finally stumbled upon this site ( )

I'm using it on a Powermac G5 but both the driver and toolbox app say they are univeral binary. Hopefully this gets you up and running too:

CanoScan LiDE 30 on Mac OS X 10.5
This technical help may seem completely out of place on this art blog but after scouring the internet for 3 hours trying to set my 6 year old scanner up on my new MacBook, I found this info half way down a lengthy comments section of a random blog. So I thought I'd post it here (slightly altered) as a message in a bottle to anyone else in need of it.

How to set up CanoScan LiDE 30 on Mac OSX 10.5
Select MAC OS X
Download BOTH:
LiDE 20/LiDE 30 Scanner Driver Ver.
(Mac OS X)

CanoScan Toolbox Ver.
(Mac OS X)

INSTALL CanoScan Toolbox Ver.
INSTALL LiDE 30 Scanner Driver Ver. . Make sure Applications>CanoScan Toolbox 4.1>Plug-Ins is selected as the install location.
You will be asked to RESTART. You should.
When you run CanoScan you can choose Photoshop as the default program to open the image in once it has scanned. You do not need Photoshop to open using Rosetta for this to work.
NOTE: If you want to scan directly from within Photoshop CS3, you need to copy the driver 'ScanGear CS 7.0X' which is found in Applications>CanoScan Toolbox 4.1>Plug-Ins into the photoshop pluggins folder, Applications> Adobe Photoshop CS3>Plug-Ins>Import/Export. You also need to open photoshop in Rosetta mode. Apple + I on the photoshop icon and select 'Open using Rosetta'. I would not recommend using this method though.
Go to System Preferences>Accounts>Login Items and remove both of the following:

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CanoScan LiDE 35 Scanner

Select your operating system and download the drivers and then downlaod the software "Canoscan toolbox"...after that, burn it onto a blank is the link:

Feb 04, 2009 | Canon CanoScan LiDE 35 Flatbed Scanner

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Installing CanoScan Lide 20 / Lide 30 into Mac OS X 10.5.5

the solution is here:

(at least it worked for me, OS X 10.5.5 / LiDE 20)

Aug 30, 2008 | Canon CanoScan LiDE 30 Flatbed Scanner

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CanoScan LiDE 20/LiDE 30 Mac 10.4.9

This seems to work with fink/xsane or the canoscan drivers from their site, but neither as well as you might like.

Nov 19, 2007 | Canon CanoScan LiDE 30 Flatbed Scanner

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