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Using Card Slot over Network


  • This function is not available depending on the printer you are using. To make sure whether this function is available with your printer, refer to List of Function for Each Model.

Mounting Card Slot as Network Drive

Restrictions on Card Slot Use over Network

Mounting Card Slot as Network Drive

The card slot must be mounted to use it over a network.

To mount the card slot as the network drive, follow the procedure below.

  1. Insert memory card into card slot.

  2. Check current printer name.

    You can check the current printer name on the LCD of the printer.

  3. On Finder, click Go menu and Connect to Server.

  4. Input "smb://xxxxxxxxxxxx/canon_memory/" and click Connect.

    For example, if the current printer name is "123ABC000000", then input "smb://123ABC000000/canon_memory/".

  5. Make sure card slot is mounted.

    When the card slot is mounted, the following icon appears on the desktop or in the Computer window on the Go menu of Finder.

    figure: Network drive icon


    • The authentication screen may appear. If it appears, you do not need to input the password.

    • If you cannot mount the card slot with the method above, input the IP address of the machine instead of the current printer name, and try again. For example, "smb://". If you mount the card slot with the IP address, you have to remount it whenever the machine's IP address changes.

Restrictions on Card Slot Use over Network

  • You cannot write data to a memory card in the card slot over a network. You can only read data from a memory card.

  • The card slot can be shared by multiple computers, if the machine is connected to a network. Multiple computers can read files from a memory card in the card slot at the same time.

  • If your computer joins a domain, the card slot may not be mounted as the network drive.

  • If you use the memory card stored the large size files or many files, a large amount of card access may be generated. In this case, the operation in the memory card may be impossible or slow. Operate after the Access lamp of the machine is lit.

  • When you access the network drive for the card slot over the network, file names consisting of eight or less lowercase letters (not including its extension) may be shown in uppercase.

    For example, a file name such as "abcdefg.doc" will be "ABCDEFG.DOC", while a name such as "AbcdeFG.doc" will appear the same.

    The file is not actually renamed, but merely appears to be changed.

  • Disable the function to write files to a memory card from a computer to read files from a memory card over a network.