Note that scanner software is not the same as scanner drivers. The former often has an option to scan to a folder, while the latter usually only lets you scan directly to your computer. You might try switching the native scanning software and see if it does what you want.

Canon support page has a list of all the printers and scanners that they support. Some of these companies will provide printer drivers to make it easier to use that specific brand of printer. It might be worth a search for drivers.

This scanner isnt out of suppport on windows right now. There are companies that created windows addons to support these scanners. It is usually better to use the native drivers. But you should be able to use an addon if you cannot find native drivers.

Use the debian package manager to install the lide 110 software if your printer is not supported. The package is called liblide110 but you need the package liblide110c2. You will need to remove the preinstalled version first as it’s the canon installation package. After a reboot, your printer should work out of the box. From then on, you can use Lide110 to scan.

Here are the native drivers for the Canon IR-5050. Get them from the Canon website (again, theyre free). Run them with administrator priveleges. If these dont work check in the Canon software section to see if you can find an addon that will support it. This could be worth a try and some experimentation.

Canon began releasing their CanoScan series in 2004 with the 8000F and in subsequent years the 9900F, 5000F, 3200F, 5200F, 8200F and 9950F. These are all flatbed scanners with a lamp in the scanner lid for scanning film. These all use proprietary, undocumented chipsets and generally only work with VueScan on Windows using a plugin library installed with the drivers from Canon.